Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tracy's Dear Diary: The UPS and DOWNS... orz

Hi happy-place-blog, I have missed you so much. It's been a while since I've visited you in a decent laptop. Since my old fossil laptop is broken, I had to squat around using other people's laptops. Sucks. Then when I had enough funds to get myself a new replacement, I had no time to segue to shop for a decent laptop. The circle of life~ All we can do is balance. There are ups and there are downs. But hooray, now as I'm typing this, I'm now the owner of a new shiny laptop... So \(^o^)/for that!

Just a heads up... This writing might be a a downer and even cynical... I wanna apologize in advance... I just wanna air-out the heavy feeling so I can breathe again. The past few weeks has been draining physically and in some other aspects and may be still good in some... Or may be I'm just a one hardcore wild mood swing.

Friday, March 22, 2013

KERA Lolita Models RinRin Doll and Yui Minakata wears Tiara's New Spring Collection!

Prettiest KERA Lolita Models RinRin Doll & Yui Minakata wears Tiara by Tracy Dizon's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection Tiara Blossoms!

Spring has arrived and I'm over the moon welcoming my favorite season! To start off, I was working overtime for many weekends and midnights to launch some Tiara by Tracy Dizon mini-collections! One of it is "Tiara Blossoms"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Winter at the Kobe Port Tower

January 3, 2013 ~ Kobe Port Tower at night. The coldest moment of my life. Haha!
Today (March 20) is a Japanese Holiday (Vernal Equinox Day ~ Shunbun No Hi) celebrating the beginning of the new season, Spring... Oh yes! Time flies so fast and it's already Spring in Japan... How I badly wish I can miraculous have time to come to Japan for Cherry Blossoms!! As for Manila, we are now entering the Summer days when it feels like the sun decided to camp out right outside and just BURN. Haha! Yes, season flew so fast and I still haven't finished writing about my last Winter Trip in Kansai. Gomen ne~ for back logging for so long... I wish I have all the time in the universe to catch-up. But I solemnly vow to finish everything for posterity's sake and also to share to everyone who may be interested with traveling to Japan. Hehe.

Anyways, I never thought I would be missing WINTER but now that it's SUMMER in Manila... I kinda missed feeling the shivering-I-can't-feel-my-face coldness haha. I thought of randomly reminiscing the COLDEST MOMENT I've felt on my last trip to Kansai haha! Yes, it was a cold winter night visiting the Kobe Port Tower in... Kobe! (Where else?!)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

❤ My First White Day ❤

March 2012 ~ My First White Day Gifts from Kareshi
Despite this hell of a week I'm having (juggling 3 overseas shipping for VIP Clients, 4 client deadlines and two Graduation Ball Gown all this week @_@) I wouldn't want to miss writing today. Today is WHITE DAY ホワイトデー Howaito Dē (March 14) ! A trivial and commercial holiday counterpart of Valentine's Day in Japan... In my own definition, it's payback time! Haha! Since Kanojo's gets to get a payback for Valentine's Day. Hehe.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Tiara turns 3 Giveaway Announcement! Finally! Thank you everyone who joined and for your patience! As I've announced, I have already picked winners but I just couldn't find a decent time to sit and write this post and thank everyone who joined. January, February and March all just seemed one month and time is just flying too fast! I can barely catch up! Gomen ne~ for keeping you waiting! But anyways here it is!

First off, I wanna thank everyone for taking time and effort to join! It was overwhelming and so touching to learn that Tiara turns 3 even reached Europe, Australia and South America! Thank you for joining Tiara's (my headpieces and fascinators designer fashion brand... and not actually my blog (^0^)) Third Anniversary Celebration!

I enjoyed reading your comments and your greetings! It felt like all your best wishes were like pixie dusts sprinkling all over my happy place... Thank you! I can't believe entries even reached up to 2661 Entries! I wish I could give you all more giveaways! But may be in the next coming special occasions! I'd love to giveaway more little happy trinkets of nice memories of Japan and more kawaii things all over the world!!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A Little Peek of Kyoto Station

January 1, 2013 ~ Kyoto JR Station, we had a short stop-over at the Kyoto Station

Even if I probably had just some few hours of stop-over at the Kyoto Station (京都駅, Kyōto-eki), I must say, it was still a very much travelog worthy destination to visit and that's just based from a few hours of stop-over! Haha! Coming from Fushimi Inari Taisha, we had to transfer trains from Kyoto Station going back to Kobe. But instead we decided to have a quick lunch over at the Kyoto Station so we can have a little peek of the grandiose train station.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Angelic Pretty in Pink in Shinsaibashi, Osaka!

January 4, 2013 ~ Pretty in Pink in Angelic Pretty Shinsaibashi, Osaka!
Shopping and window shopping in the prettiest and daintiest shops like Angelic Pretty is one of my must-stops every time I visit JPN. It brings out the five year old in me and I just want to bring them all home and keep them in my pocket! They're just too cute and just crazy adorable!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

PUBLISHED! Hiroko Takahashi: The Discipline of Circles and Lines by Tracy Dizon

My Feature Article for SUKI Japan Foundation Manila Newsletter
SUKI Volume XVI Issue 3 February 2013 pp. 8-9 ! (Centerfold! Hehe!) 
It was quite a great honor to be invited by such formidable and a very well known foundation promoting the Japanese Culture all over the world, The Japan Foundation [Manila] to write a feature article for their Official Newsletter, SUKI. Moreover, to write about Fashion & Art ~ somethings I'm very passionate about is quite a great pleasure to be a part of.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Tiara Bows Cute Couture in Illustrado Magazine Feb/Mar 2013

ILLUSTRADO MAGAZINE February 15/March15 2013 IssuePhotography: Filbert Kung and Glenn Peter Perez Styling: Raizel Dy
Make-up: Anton Patdu Hair: Mark Daniel Familara 
Model: Jasmine Maierhofer
Baby Love! As a designer, I always dream of seeing my works published... I'm not really a "well-connected" designer... Even if I've had my fair share of 15-minutes of fame with Project Runway Philippines Season 2, it didn't mean I'll have my easy-access with fashion magazines (which I wish I have haha) I mean I don't get a lot of media exposure and all  that, but the feeling of excitement of anticipating my works on print still never gets old... (So please feature me more! Haha!)  

Friday, March 01, 2013

Tiara turns 3 EXTENDED!

Tiara turns 3 Giveaway will be extended until March 3, 2013 to give more chances for the participants to enter. Thank y'all! This weekend will be a very busy weekend so I won't be able to pick out winners this weekend. So... I might as well give more chances for y'all to join!

Thank you loves! It's nice sharing and knowing all your thoughts and reading all your comments!