September 29, 2011

Brighter than Sunshine

If you've watched Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet's movie called A Lot Like Love, you must be familiar with the title of this blog. The soundtrack, sung by Aqualung called Brighter than Sunshine is one of my favorite songs of all time. It's very peaceful, meaningful, and kind of describing what I'm feeling right now except one thing, I don't have anyone who is mine right now. Nevertheless, for you single ladies, forget about your heartbreaking past, forget about those douches, move on, live your life to the fullest, and enjoy every moment!

Anyway, this is my third trial using the tripod+remote, my second trial's result was like so ugly I don't want to post it. You can see the remote in few pictures, I still haven't get used to it hahaha. The sweater was one of my purchase at H&M. It was quite cheap and worth every penny. I really love the model and the color. So why not huh? Anyways... I was so shocked when I saw this set of pictures. Why? Because my hair is freaking light brown O_O I used to have a really black hair, I don't know why but my hair freakishly turned to light brown, well I guess it's in my genes because my mom and my sister have brown-red-ish hair. It's funny how when I go to salon, the hairdresser/stylist asked me, "Did you dye your hair?" I was like, "No.." 

September 28, 2011

EVENT// RAOUL Fashion Blogger Styling Competition

If you're following my twitter, you must know that since last week I've been buzzing about RAOUL's event that I joined. This event is held by RAOUL, and they're doing it in RAOUL Senayan City which is near Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Banana Republic, etc. Anyway.. They asked to join this styling "competition" by using their newest collection, the FALL 2011 Collection. I was afraid that I'm gonna find dark colors, because I'm not a fan of them, but I was relieved when I saw some tangerines! Well, anyway tomorrow they're going to start the voting period. In order to vote, you need to COME to Raoul Senayan City and drop my name at the VOTING DROP BOX. You can see my styling result at the display near the escalator. They put my name really big on the window display.

So I'm asking all of you to come TOMORROW on 5-7pm at Raoul Senayan City! Please vote for me! Thank you!

September 27, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012: Erdem

Even though London Fashion Week has ended, I just think that I need to share this with you. SS 2012 Collection of Erdem is one of my favorites collection this season. Why? Because there are lot of flowers, colors, collars, skirts, shirts, dresses, and flowers. Flowers. Flowers. Flowers everywhere! The colors are fabulous, I just want to have all of the clothes. The shoes is also really cute, pointed with ankle strap. Have I told you about the flowers? On the lace? So gorgeous, feminine, chic, ah.. very lovely! I just love it. I think the make up is very simple too, I love the bright red lips. And in my opinion, the hat and the sunglasses are just uber cute, not forgetting the lace gloves too :D I feel like I'm in a garden full of flowers when I was viewing this collection. Don't you think so?

September 26, 2011

EVENT// COACH Fall 2011 Collection Preview

Got invited by Gricia from GRAZIA magazine to the Fall 2011 Collection Preview of COACH. I must say that I like the new collection. I think some of the bags fit to my style and it's an everyday bag. The color are just nice and the shape is just perfect. It's not too big or too small. I met Fhenny and Heidy at the event. Fhenny and I had dinner afterwards, and had some girl on girl session, if you know what I'm talking about. Enjoy the pictures and have a nice week ahead!

September 24, 2011

H&M Singapore

As you all know, I went to Singapore on Thursday to watch GD&TOP + SeungRi concert on Friday late night. One of my plans going to Singapore was to visit the newly open, the "hippest" place in town, all the buzz that has been going around for quite some time, thew new H&M store that just opened on 3rd of September (if I'm not wrong) in Singapore! It was exciting, because the closest H&M store that we can visit is in Hong Kong (and that's not a 1 hour+ flight isn't it?)

There are 3 levels available in the big store, 2 for womenswear and 1 for menswear + kids. On the first floor you can find all the H&M collection mostly the pricy one, along with the accessories. On the second floor, you can find the DIVIDE collection, I think this is similar with ZARA TRF Collection, and also the LINGERIE section. And on the third floor, it's divided between menswear and kids section.

September 21, 2011

A Day Worth Remembering

Here it is, another step that I took in my life. I've been praying for this happen for the past 6 months, I've been hoping that I would find the place that would give me more experience, a place where I could expand my skills and meet new friends. My prayers have been answered recently by God, and I really thank Him for that, I don't know what will I do without Him, really. 

Last week, a day in my life, on Sept 14th 2011, I began my day with a smile and I ended it even with a bigger smile. It was a day worth remembering, a day that will completely change my life forever. I don't want to jinx anything right now, but I would say that it will be harder for me to blog whenever I want, BUT I will do as hard as I can to blog just like the usual. This week is my last week to wake up at 9am or late, this week is my last week to go to bed purposely at 3 in the morning. So as my friend Justine said to me, "just enjoy your Saturday, lay on your bed just like me right now, because probably it's your last time." I was like "Okay..." when she said that. But you know what, she was right. This week I've been living it to the max, making my free time as fun as it gets! Thank you so much everyone for the support and giving me all the happiness. 

Anyway, for all of you single ladies or men (just like me) here's an article worth reading. Check it out!

September 20, 2011

EVENT// Etro Menswear Fall 2011 Show

First of all, let me thank my friend, Crystalia for inviting me with her to this event. This is my first fashion show ever. So I'm pretty excited and wondering what kind of ambience that the show will offer. The show was held Plaza Indonesia' Function Hall, and there are still many shows to come, I was invited to Jean Paul Gaultier on Thursday, but unfortunately I couldn't come because I'm going to watch GD&TOP at Singapore yeay!!!

Anyway, the collection was described to have "winter animals feeling" to it, but I don't see or feel anything like it. Nevertheless!!! I spot 2 cute and hot guys on the show, I think both of them are models. HOT models. God, I was out of my mind, I can't stop smiling. I can't stop thinking how ridiculously cute they are. I must say, best entertainment of the night ;P And oh, damn I'm still practicing on my new camera. It was hard for me to take the pictures yesterday, some of the pictures are blurry :(

Spring/Summer 2012: Matthew Williamson

This is going to be the longest post ever. More than 20+ pictures. GORGEOUS pictures of course. I cannot tell you how much I love Matthew's collection. I love it. I really love the accessories, shoes, bags, make up, hair, the clothes, styling. PERFECT. I can see myself wearing these looks. I love all the colors, so bright, lots of pattern, but still really simple, very easy, and effortless. I love the lightweight maxi-shirt  with a slit at the front. Very sexy! I think i might to search for one now! I really love the orange and green in this collection, they are very bright colors and I think Matthew played the colors really well. I cannot stop saying how much I love this collection. And have you seen Erdem SS2012? GORGEOUS!

Back to Matthew Williamson, why I love this collection is because the clean, polished, chic, yet so effortless look. Lots of buttons up, love the straight pants, I think those pants perfect for work. Can't get enough of the patterns. Those shoes.. Love the pumps, but not the other one :P Love the aqua color pop in this collection too. And did you see Anja Rubik? She's so pretty! She's glowing~

Spring/Summer 2012: Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler is also one of my favorite, I really love their clean looks with a wee-bit of colors. I thought I won't see any floral prints on PS, but boy I was wrong.. They were also sporting the new trend. I'm surprised that I didn't see Kirsten Stewart on the front row, I guess because she's in London shooting Snow White? Because I saw her at Mulberry front row, beside Kate Moss. I love how Proenza feels very masculine, but feminine at the same time. I love to see those aqua shade on the runway!

Anyway, I love to see a lot of pencil skirt, blazer, and jacket on the runway. Very polished and chic! And I really love the make up, I'm going to look over at temptalia and wondering what they're using :D So clean, I really love this no-makeup-makeup look. :D

Spring/Summer 2012: Marchesa

Moving on to one of my favorite designer of all time, Marchesa. I love love love love Marchesa, I love their attention to details, structure, everything. I would DIE to wear a gown made by them. God, OMAGAH.. Their gowns are so pretty and very detail oriented. The colors are very soft, feminine, not too girly, still very edgy. I love their little clutches too, just perfect for parties. Ah.. Marchesa...

Spring/Summer 2012: Diane von Furstenberg

Do you know what's the first thing that came to my mind when you say the word, "DVF"? Big patterns, colorful. Those are the things that attached to me about DVF. And those are the things that Diane gave in her collection. Flower pattern is a trend in SS 2012 as you can see in numerous collections, and Diane gave us a really big flower patterns with bright colors like tangerine and aqua. I think we will see a lot of tangerine this season. My opinion in this collection? I love the colors, but I think the shape of the clothes are very feminine, so I couldn't imagine myself wearing some of the looks ;P But nevertheless, I love it  :D

Spring/Summer 2012: Prabal Gurung

Okay, this is probably too late, but I want to share with you some of the looks that I like from the NYFW. Even though NYFW has ended, and LFW is on going right now, there are some designers collection that I want to share. One of them is Prabal Gurung, it was quite a stir when people first see it, and I understand why. I really love the patterns the he used in this collection, the clean structured look, playful color mix between purple and green, and I love how Frida's closed the show :) Anyhow, I don't really like the styling on some of the models, but these are some of the looks that I like! Going to share more of the recent collections now :D

September 17, 2011

EVENT// Spot à Vendre

Last weekend I joined my fellows fashion blogger friends at Spot à Vendre. It was my first time to join such thing like fashion bazaar with other bloggers, it was exciting and I had a lot of fun. Too bad I didn't have pictures detailed about the event, because I was having too much fun talking to my friends haha. I had lunch with Michelle and our friends at Pand'Or near the Wisma EMHA building. Went home around 10 o'clock, got so tired but successfully meeting old friend like Heidy and getting new friend like Ario, Amril, Marcella Caroline, Cindy Karmoko, etc :D See you on the next Spot à Vendre!

September 16, 2011

Pretty Please

As I promised, here it is..  Some of the make up that I wear when I go somewhere nice. I'm not the type of girl who wears make up everyday. I only put them on when I feel that I need to look nicer. Heavy image posts! Warning ;p Again, this post is NOT SPONSORED. If you want to buy make up, make sure that you've read reviews of them and sure that you've tested them on your skin. It's better to splurge your money on something that will "touch" your face, remember price equals quality. I bought my make up at (a forum) go to the market plaza section where you can get all kinds of make up with affordable price (cheaper than retail).

September 15, 2011

Daily Bread

A lot of people has been asking me what kind of things that I use for my make up and about my daily beauty regiments. So I decided to make one :D Truth to be told, I'm very fortunate to have never experience bad acne problems, if you know what I mean. I'm very thankful to have dry and sensitive skin even though it's very very annoying, that's why most of my beauty products are functioned to be hydrating and moisturizing. I'm going to divide this "beauty post" into two posts, this one is going to be about beauty products that I use daily like cleanser, mask, etc and the next post is going to be about my make up collection. Let's start! Oh yea, this post is NOT SPONSORED. I bought them with my (parents') money and these opinion are based on my experience :D

September 13, 2011

Trial and Tribulation

I'm very excited as this is my first post using my new camera. I'm not a professional photographer and I realized I need to learn a lot more from the pros :) I hope in the future I could take pictures as good as Tommy Ton from JakandJil. I finally got myself a tripod, and these pictures that I'm going to show you, are the first pictures that I took by myself using a tripod. I don't think it went well though, I haven't get used to the camera, the tripod, the remote, the lens, practically everything. I need to learn a lot more about the camera and need to do more practice. Please let me know what do you think of these pictures :D

Because I got home pretty late in the afternoon yesterday, I didn't have the time to put any make up on my face, I just put on what I'm going to wear pick the shoes and just shot these pictures, so no accessories too. This is my bare face, no foundation, no concealer. I thought it would be awful because I didn't get enough sleep lately and I just don't look good bare face in camera. Apparently it didn't look so bad. Hahaha God I'm such a narcissist.

As for the outfit, I fell in love with the shirt-blouse since the first time I saw it on ZARA, went to the store a week ago, they don't have my size so I tried one size bigger to see if it will fit, but it didn't. I thought, oh well.. Maybe it's not my destiny to buy this cloth. But on Sunday, I found my size at another ZARA store then I bought it kekeke.  I have this rule of shopping, but sometimes I just forget about this particular rule when I really want it bad. So the rule is to not buy impulsively. I told myself not to buy something at one go. Always try the things you want to buy, see if it fits you perfectly, see whether if there's any hole, or bad sewing, and check on the price. If the quality worths the price, and it's very cheap, and it's on sale, just go for it. BUT, if it's expensive, and it's still new, but selling out pretty fast, just let it go. Then go for a walk out from the store. If you're not thinking about it, then it's not for you. If you're still thinking about it, go to the store again, check it out again, and WALK OUT again and go home. Later on, at home, if you're still thinking about it, go to the store again, if it's still there, buy it, if it's not.. well it's not your destiny. But lately I've been ditching this rule of mine. I really need to grab on to it very tight.

September 12, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012: Peter Som

Peter Som's collection is very colorful, chic, simple, and pretty! I love it.. but not all of the looks. I just show you the looks that I love :D The flower print pants really reminds me of Jil Sander though, but nevertheless it's very pretty. The fuschia long dress also reminds me a bit of Calvin Klein.. I can see myself wearing this collection :P

There are more collections coming! I don't really like Alexander Wang, but I love and kinda hate Prabal Gurung, DVF collection. I'll show you tomorrow. I'll be updating this blog with the newest S/S 2012 Collection!

September 11, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody

Nicole Richie is one of my fashion muses. What I love from her style is that she's very effortlessly stylish. She looks so chic from head to toe, I love her hair! She wears oversized kimono match it with heels or flats or gladiators and oversized bag, very bohemian, very laidback. Well, even though I really like her style, I don't think I'll be able to pull off something like that. Few months back, I purchased this Supre's maxi skirt, gotta say I love it but I'm having problems wearing it. I don't think my body look good in long skirt, but then after trying few clothes on with this skirt, I remember that I have this Steve Madden gladiators and so..  I kinda style them a bit bohemian? I don't know.. I think it kinda looks good.. But ah.. I don't know.. What do you think?

Freja Shop Kimono / Topshop Tanktop / Supre Maxi Skirt / ASOS Ring / Collete Cuff

September 10, 2011

Spring/Summer 2012: Jason Wu

Jason Wu. Where do I have to begin with him? He is one of my favorite designers. His designs are so chic, polished, yet very sexy. I remember so well how I really love his past collection with all those thigh-high front slits. His designs is very well-fitted, colorful (ha!), and neat. I don't know why but I've been always so keen to see his collection. I love him. I LOVE him! I hope someday I would be able to wear one of his designs.

His SS 2012/2013 collection didn't disappoint me at all. I love the colors, structure, cut, print, every single thing, well maybe except the shoes. The shoes are not my cup of tea, but I'm pretty sure it will grow on me. One thing that I'm sure of, big flower prints, lightweight fabric, silk/chiffon shirt, and asymmetrical cuts are really trending on the runway. I've seen loads of the SS2012 collection sporting these trends, watch out people! Oh, bright pastel colors seemed to be the trend too. I saw a lot of pink, yellow, and green shades, better watch out people! Time to look out for these type of clothes :D

Anyway, I love his asymmetrical cuts in this collection by using the lightweight fabric. I love how he always sticks to his "signature" (well this is me, my amateur brain talking about fashion) look, if you've noticed, he always use a very thin, almost transparant fabric that sometimes most of the models' nipples are see-through. Whoopsie! But I like it (bwahahahaha). The show started with a very 'flowy' easy breezy looks, very neat chic, and towards the end he plays with big floral pattern then with a bit of color, more color, change it into a different color, just exactly my cup of tea, then it got more structure, more feminine bold cut, and then the finale, big asymmetrical gown with three different colors. Well, I don't know what I have to say about this collection other than I LOVE IT!

September 9, 2011

Inspiration Tuesday: Francisco Lachowski

SCREW Inspiration Tuesday, I'm going to make this Inspiration Friday cause I cannot wait to share these awesome holly goody pictures and videos with you. Today's post is going to make your eyes popped, jaw dropped. Prepare for your heart, cause it's going to beat so fast! Let me introduce you to this eye candy, super cute, sexy, hot! Francisco Lachowski. If you have a tumblr account, you must know that this eye candy is all over tumblr. I found his picture few months back on tumblr too. Then I browsed around, and browsed around and found this recent editorial of his that he did for L'Officiel Hommes Korea. Okay, before you got to see the pictures... I beg you to watch this video below :D

Francisco Lachowski by Justin Wu

Hyoni Kang by Lincoln Pilcher for VOGUE China

Browsing through fashiongonerogue and found this lovely editorial for VOGUE China. My recent obsession would be Asian models, I've seen a lot of them blossoming and making this big break on fashion industry in the past year. It's so nice to see Asian faces on these fashion magazines, because somehow I feel related. And I've come to realization that VOGUE is such a great magazine "franchise" Why I say franchise? Because there a lot of VOGUEs out there! I love all of them but not VOGUE US. I think American VOGUE is somehow overstated. I think VOGUE China, Korea, Japan, Spain, British, and Australia have better content, editorials, and reviews (even though I can't understand what they're talking about because I can only understand English) than American VOGUE. Well, that's just my humble and amateur opinion :)

Anyway, I really love this editorial because there are a lot of colors! Pink, blue, purple, yellow.. I like the styling, it's so clever to use the color block trend by using the same shade. You know what I mean? The stylist didn't use the obvious color block trend that I do all the time, by mixing green with red, blue with yellow, or etc, but Morgan Pilcher, the stylist, he styled the the clothes that are in the same shades in one look. So in this monochrome look but there are a lot of colors. Lovely! Just lovely!

September 8, 2011

DAZED&CONFUSED Korea: July 2011

Few months ago, around the end of May I think, I was freaking out when I found out that BIGBANG is going to be on the cover of DAZED&CONFUSED Korea July 2011. And later I found out again, that each of them are going to have their own cover and the quantity of the magazine that are going to be printed is limited. My heart crushed when I read it, because how the hell am I supposed to buy a Korean magazine that is freaking limited? My heart crushed even more when I saw their pictorials, which were amazeballs and only 100 magazines per cover! Aigoo..

Well, after days of searching, I finally found someone on tumblr that were going to order, and then she gave me the contact person. So impulsively I ordered two magazines, G-Dragon and T.O.P versions. How am I supposed to choose between them? Anyways, I supposed to receive the magazine around July but unfortunately my friend that helped me to get the magazine (the seller is at Singapore, and she doesn't do overseas shipments, so I asked my friend to buy it for me- lots of effort. I know) is going back home to Jakarta, well few months later, just 2 weeks ago I went to Singapore, and I finally get my hands on the magazines (I met the seller and got the magazine by myself)! Ah... I'm so happy because thank God, each magazines with different covers has different pictorials. Like, if you buy TOP's version, you will get more pictorials of him, and visa versa to other four. On top of that, one of my favorite editorials that I saw on fashiongonerogue on May, was on that magazine! Talk about coincidence, so well, I do not regret buy the magazines (2 of them). Kekekeke here it is... enjoy!

all pictures and gifs are taken and made by me. please use the appropriate credit.

September 6, 2011

Event: Spot à Vendre

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to tell you that I'm going to join my first ever bazaar. This event is similar with previous blogger yard sales at fX (if you've ever come). The bazaar is going to be held at Wisma Emha this SATURDAY (10.09.2011). Please do come okay? I'm waiting :D I will be selling some of my clothes, some of Freja Shop's collection, and my friends' FRANKIEandKATE collection. Check out the details below..

Inspiration Tuesday: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung.. Where do I have to begin? I LOVE her. I've been obsessed with her for over like almost 3-4 years. She's so pretty, I love how she always put on her signature cat eye make up wherever she goes, even though nowadays she doesn't wear it as often as she did few years back. At first I was caught with her make up, and her laid back style. I love how she mixes high end brands with retail clothes even with vintage clothes. I love her preppy chic look, a bit school girl, with legs everywhere. Do you see her legs? Her legs are so skinny, lean, and long. I wish I had legs like hers :)

Do you know she used to date Artic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner? I love them! I wish they didn't break up :( They're one of my favorite couple, they look so cute together. She used to wear a necklace that Alex gave her. Few things that make me love Alexa are her hair, her beautiful natural make up, her figures, her quirky and cute acts, and her voice. I was so shocked when I hear her voice, because I was expecting a high pitch tone, but no.. She has this deep, low pitch tone. Anyway, here are few of my favorite pictures of her. Enjoy!

September 4, 2011

Animal Instinct

Few days ago when I was browsing through the TV, suddenly I stopped on Animal Planet and I watched this short movie about what's happening out there in the wild. Basically there are these herd of antelopes, groups of hippopotamus and alligators around and in this small lake. Then suddenly out of nowhere this group of antelopes started running because of the alligators started to make a move to eat them (foodchain!). Well, the antelopes escaped, except one. This particular antelope, was caught, and one of its legs got bitten by the alligator. Man, I thought the alligator was going to eat the antelope but boy I was wrong. The antelope was so determined to get out of the water. It kept walking so slow, making small movement, in order to escape. Then out of nowhere, the hippopotamus suddenly making small movements too, and I was like.. "Er.. Is it trying to become the hero?" And damn, I was right!! The hippo was moving towards the alligator and the antelope and it was there for a while, doing nothing. Just floating or sleeping, just like a normal hippo. And then, "BOOSH!" The hippo attacked the alligator and surprised it. The antelope escaped the alligator and the alligator was beaten by the hippo. Surprising huh?

Well, enough about the animals. But, I'm really surprised how the hippo was trying to help the helpless antelope. I guess, in life we should mimic them too, no matter what's going on, you should help one another :) Anyway, are you excited for tomorrow? I'm so sad how the holiday period is going to an end, even though I don't have anything to do anyway :p I just need to get a job. Period.

September 2, 2011

Fairest of All

Ah... Such a narcissist blog title. I'm not the fairest of all, but these pictures gave me that "Snow White" vibe. It's September already everyone! Are you excited? So many exciting things happened to me on the past week. I hope everything will come out well :) I'm also looking forward to the end of the month because maybe, I will be able to watch GD&TOP at Singapore! So excited!! Hopefully I could go there :)

I'm kinda sad though, it's already the 9th month of 2011. Time flies so fast, I feel that I haven't fulfilled anything yet this year, even though there are so many things that I need to be thankful for. I hope for the rest of this year I could thrive better and become a better person! In this short length of time, I hope I could fulfill my 2011 resolutions and so are you!

September 1, 2011

Inspiration Tuesday: Kiko Mizuhara

Ah! I forgot to post inspiration tuesday for the past few weeks! So sorry! Anyway, Kiko Mizuhara is my latest obsession. If you are a VIP, you must know that this is the girl that has been rumored to be GD's girlfriend. Well, I don't mind if they're dating, as long as Jiyong happy, I'm happy too! Kiko is a Japanese-American model and actress. I saw a lot of her editorial on Nylon and Vivi Magazine. I really love her hair and her face. I think she has the perfect bob hair. Ah... She's so pretty don't you think?