Yayyy, just had a productive afternoon filled with designing the simple header & widget for the blog! I used free-downloaded Photoshop brushes from Diamara and free-fonts from Miss Tiina for the header, also some others like HG Design's doodleline for my sidebar separator, Naldz graphics and (again) Diamara's brushes/stocks for the iconic buttons. I will also make some following minor changes on the rest of my sidebar or bottom side, but that will be up tomorrow. I hope you like it! Today is my best friend and photographer Nico Wijaya's birthday, so Happy Birthday brad! He's kinda busy at the moment so maybe we'll throw the celebration party at the weekend. Outfit post tomorrow, I promise. Goodnight goodnight!
January 31, 2012
January 30, 2012
I will never get over my excitement for exploring great illustrations. It's a fever that will never recovered, and today it's because of the amazing works of Lestoilesdaz - a French female painter who's gifted with such talent to make beautiful artworks. I feel like featuring ALL of her drawings here because I had such a hard time picking few of them as my favorite. Boys, don't you wanna married an illustrator for real? I'd love to.
January 29, 2012
January 28, 2012
"Once upon a time there was a girl who had 7 invisible horses. People thought she was crazy and that she in fact had 7 imaginary horses, but this was not the case. When autumn came the girl spent a whole day washing all her clothes. She hung them on a string in her garden to let the gentle autumn sun dry them. Out of nowhere, a terrible storm came and its fiercefull winds grabbed a hold of all her clothes and all seven horses. The girl was devestated and spent all autumn looking for each horse spread around the country, wrapped in her clothes."
(I'm totally amazed with those dreamy pictures I saw this morning from Free People's blog, so I had to share them to you! This is a series of photo project by Ulrika Kestere, October 2011 - January 2012. Totally amazing.)
January 24, 2012
January 23, 2012
January 21, 2012
So it's only two more days before Chinese New Year. I celebrate the day every year because I'm half Chinese, but in quite a simple and casual way since my mom has no longer a Buddhist like when she was a child. I mean as simple as having dinner with the whole big-family in my grandmother's house. The dresscode will be the common oriental-themed one, like always, with Shanghai styled collar and Cheongsams... But this year will be a bit different, it seems. My grandmother had passed away last July and we won't be celebrating in full-members because some of the families can't make it to visit my town on time. Since it's Monday and stuff. My dad will be away as well, so maybe the dinner won't be as merrier... But things are always changing, right? Even when we thought we never need any, of we better off without it, but we do need the change of situations every once in a while. I won't be complaining even I always love being around the family crowd.
January 20, 2012
I've been a peterpan-collar whore forever, but this is my first time having a bright-colored one on my dress. And I loved it! The new signature dress I got from Kreme combined one-gradient magenta shades in printed floral cotton and the most lovable wide peterpan-styled collar in fuchsia. Kreme is the second line from BLANCTERIA, an independent fashion brand from Indonesia, which provides more feminine products compared to the main line. I'm lucky to get one of them to styled this time - all I think was about making a simple preppy look and add a bit of adulthood impression from the shawl. They turned out wonderful! And as you can see, I kinda like to dressed in plum-themed outfit lately. Anyway, here's a good news : not only me who can enjoy wearing Kreme, but also you - because they're giving away a free shopping voucher for one lucky readers just by joining the giveaway below!
Conditions You have to be a follower of BLANCTERIA's twitter and have liked their Facebook Page to join this giveaway.
How to submit your entry Tweet your answer to the following question : "Why do you think BLANCTERIA is different?" and leave a comment below this post with this format >> Name / Twitter / Facebook / Answer.
What to win A shopping voucher worth IDR 130000,00 to purchase any of BLANCTERIA and KREME product from the whole collections.
The giveaway will last for a week, and by the end of January 27th both me and Blancteria will announce the winner via twitter. Be creative because Blancteria only pick the most hillarious and smart answer to win! Goodluck and have a fun day!
outfit KREME dress / bonvieux black lace-petticoat / bonvieux messenger bag / ASOS knee-high socks / TOPSHOP gold-chained loafers / ZARA maroon knitted shawl
January 17, 2012
I sometimes didn't realize how a maxi skirt became one of my to-go item. When you haven't shaved or waxed the legs, when you barely got time to dress-up, when you need a casual dress - the maxi has been always an easy way to solve. This time I'd like to share the simple red-plum maxi skirt I got quite a time ago from Pretty Young Things (back to their previous collection, the Mod Mood).
*I did also take some photographs of the outfit when I went outside the house which I'd like to share, but the pictures were stored on my crashed macbook and even I have waited for almost a month to get them back, all of the remaining data on the harddisk - apparently - can't be rescued. So let's say, I'll just share what I got left for now.
I tried to wear them for different moods, from fancy to classy and from daily to a bit hippie. And noted that all the pairings are so easy to make - one simply need a different top, or maybe a lift on a dress-to-be transformation. The best thing about plain maxi skirt is that pairing will be far from confusing and your dressing-up time won't be too much wasted. You may consider mixing-up your old solid maxi skirt or get a new one like mine in reasonable shopping at Pretty Young Things.
January 16, 2012
Have spent these two days taking photographs and editing mini-lookbook for the coming Chinese New Year outfit at the shop. I had fun accomplishing the project - my brain surely needs more pressure to reach its maximum productivity level. If you want to take a look at the whole lookbook, pop in here. The collection itself will be launched tomorrow before midday, still via the Fanpage (psssst, good news, I think we finally managed to build the webstore nearly! yaaayyyy!).
January 12, 2012
Just another day today when I went out this morning. This post is an answer for a reader mail that asked, how often you wear jeans and how you style it? I wore jeans quite a lot especially on my campus hours. And I mostly paired the jeans with any tops that give colors or patterns into the outfit - or, in a simple explanation, wear it with something cute. That's it. Comfortable and easy. Today I paired my Nudie with a new vintage blouse that has dogs paintings all over it - a cute creme British Terrier. The material is a bit silky and I was too lazy to iron the wrinkle. Some serious procrastination is happening in my life these days. Not a good thing.
outfit blue after-washed Nudie jeans / vintage blouse with terrier prints / retro inspired bag from bonvieux / amanda jane t-strap flats.
January 11, 2012
photography Lambok Sinaga
Sometimes, when I'm down, I tend to blame the whole volatile life graphic I had. I hate the way bad times come without hints, I hate to face problem that appears without warnings. Everything about spontaneous occurrence is insulting, and I wished that life will be tangible in precise order. Talk about clarity. Consistency. Certainty. People went to oracle master and Tarot reader, for what? For a less vague future ahead. To have one life that is predictable might sound perfect each time you're on a downside, but believe me, we also love being clueless - as much as we want to make things always ensured. To know nothing means to learn more. To know little means we always have passion to grow. And to know nothing means we will have a mysterious life where no matter what we do, there will be a crack where everyone could spare some dreams and hopes. A crack where curiosity lies. Consciously, I'd rather live as one curious creature.
And for the sake of fulfilling your curiosity, I should explain a modest beauty that lies behind my outfit above. One of my good friend, Dinda, had launched her latest artworks on clothing designs by establishing new brand called CURIOUS. And she's being totally kind to send me one of their signature item, black Vlada top made from soft lace patterns. All I can say is that Curious will truly made your day - explore their site and I wish you'd find something to be curious for!
Speaking of the ridiculously-fast-first-week of 2012, I really have caught myself in a big mess. Too many things to handle in a short time and that brought me to some restless days and sleepless nights. But I know things will be just fine by the end. This year is just begun, and I strongly believe we all could slowly find the perfect rhythm to enjoy the countdown. Finger crossed, there will be lucky days coming for us. Keep curious and happy!