☆ 17 Sep 2014 ♥ 8:38 pm ♥ 1 Comment ☆
Hello everyone, ohayou gozaimasu~!
Here's a quick post (loads of photos) of Kaila's craziest days in her life-- September 5 and September 6!
Had a quick brunch at Tutto Domani~ here's a photo of our kawaii primer! :D
We met up at around 11 AM at Hotel Celeste to prepare for the LucyPop rehearsal + fashion show!
All photos were taken by my brother.. I was too busy fixing everything.. doki doki
While waiting for everyone else. At first, the LucyPop models / volunteers were all shyyyyyyy! :)
After wearing the seifuku, kawaii friendships happened, haha!
You know why I love working with LucyPop Japan too? It is because we share the same vision towards the concept of "kawaii".
I met other companies / big people in Japan and most of them cared ONLY about how to make a huge money out of this "kawaii boom" alone.
For me, and the whole Kawaii PH team / community.. our approach with sharing the kawaii culture has always been different. :)
Kamiyama-san told me in our first meeting that by wearing LucyPop uniform.. and when you see another girl wearing the same / different uniform, you two can become instant friends because you can feel the "connection"!
I think that most girls who grew up under the huge influence of Japanese culture once dreamt about wearing an authentic one.
So it's really just more than "wearing" a seifuku like a costume.. it's also about feeling "kawaii"& realizing a kawaii dream we all girls had / have.
( Wowww so deeep haha~ but really, I think these are true since I did survey around randomly + I asked the kawaii girls about how / what they felt when they wore one, hehe~ )
And that.. my friends... is the power of Japanese schoolgirl uniforms, haha!
Big thanks to Justin for doing a great job with the whole Lucy Pop Japan in Kawaii in Manila 2 coverage!
☆ 14 Sep 2014 ♥ 12:26 am ♥ 3 Comments ☆
Here's a copy of my speech / talk last Kawaii in Manila 2!
It's about my personal dream, our dreams turned achievements in Kawaii PH, and how we plan to change the world with kawaii. ^_^
I will be just copy-pasting everything! ^_^
I love you Anne Kate! <3
Good afternoon everyone, my name is Kaila Ocampo, and I am the founder of Kawaii Philippines.
Later on, my co-founder Anne will join me on stage as we present to you our humble achievements and crazy dreams about spreading and sharing kawaii here in the Philippines.
I will start this short presentation with a story.
A story of a girl who just dreamt about Japan.
A girl who has so much passion about sharing kawaii.
And you guessed that right.. that girl is…. me.
I’m sure that many can relate here because we all have dreams.
Lahat po tayo ay may pangarap. Ang pangarap ko po dati ay pumuntang Japan. 10 years or so later, minsan feeling ko, nangangarap pa rin ako. Too good to be true.
I just wanted to see Japan in my own eyes. I’m sure marami makaka-relate dito.
Mahilig po kasi ako manood ng Cardcaptor Sakura dati.
Siya po ang hero ko nung bata ako, feeling ko sana maging katulad ako ni Sakura, forever carefree at parang always “trying her best in everything”.
Watching anime and imagining myself to be in the same place with these “gambatteru hito” girls made me hope and dream big.