Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Best of 2013

THE LAST DAY OF 2013 This year has been a really really great year for me. I got a lot of opportunities and chances to expand and explore more about my dreams. I began this blog in 2012 but it doesn't work well until I decided to pause this blog for a while. As time flows, I start to think about, what I want for my life, what can I do to make my life better, what can I do for my future, am I just sit here quietly, sit in front of the whiteboard, write down what my teachers said, wearing uniform, go home, do some homework, graduate, then... many other my boring routine. I want to make some changing in my life, like something I didn't before. Do what my parents said, hftt it's so frustrating. Until one day, in February 2013 I tried to get a invitations for Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, watched a real fashion show. Walking in the corridor special for invitation is so greaaat! I still remember how it feels when I took a first step at fashion tent. The stage was so huge, the beat for the music echoed in the chest. Then I am really sure that, I want to be a fashion designer. One day, my parents and my best-friends will sit in the first row watching my collections to be shown. Amen. :)

After Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, I met my favorite Indonesian designer, Anne Avantie, and I got a chance to speak some word to her, talking about my future plans, and she gave me some advises, took some pics, gave me her book with her signature and she wrote down a motivating word in there, "Learn could be anywhere, not only at school, so keep going!" And she gives me a chance to learn from her one day if I already graduate from high school. Such a big pleasure. After that big moment, I took a trial class at Istituto di Moda Burgo, it's a Italian Fashion School, I learn more about the steps making a fashion sketch. Met a lot of inspiring people, by the way BIG thanks to my friend, Fiona Saldy because she told me about that school when she went to Italy :) after a lot of experience I had, I decided to start my blog again but this time, seriously, and consistent. Try to make this blog better, with a good contents, great quality of pictures and photography, try to show my personality through what I wear, and many more. 2013 is the year when I began this thing seriously, 2013 give me a lot of chance, then I hope 2014 would be better and shine bright than ever. Sayonara 2013!! LOVE:D

Thank you Allah because this year has been so great, thank you because I feel so blessed, thank you for everything I have right now, no matter is it good or bad or imperfect, but I'm sure that's the best for me. Thank you Mom for always be there for me, thank you Pap for always care about me, thank you best-friends for always be truth with me and accepting for who I am. I wish you all the best in the future, I want you all to be successful. See you in 2014 with a better life and spirit!

Monday, December 30, 2013

La Indiana Ethnic

pictures by Bisma Syahputra

CHESS FLOOR AND THE ALA ALA SKIRT Hahaha I don't know why I called this maxi pants-skirt as a "Ala ala" because I always love this pants. What I love about this thing? The color is so perfect for me and there is no difficulties to pairing this pants with any top I have. And the materials is so comfortable with silk and hmm... I don't know the other materials hehehe but this pants is so comfortable, I am 100% honest! I am pairing this pants with black tank top and the ethnic necklace. The special thing about this necklace is very unique. With red, green, and gold beads and stunning design makes this thing more perfect! I bought this at one craft event in Senayan, then I found this unique and only thing ethniq necklace.

Let's countdown 2 days before the New Year Eve! 2013 has been a great year for me. I got a lot of opportunities, like watched the biggest fashion event in this year, Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, and visited Jakarta Fashion Week 2014, the I met Anne Avantie, one of my favorite fashion designer, watched a lot of trunk show, and many more. I hope 2014 would be so much better than 2013! I would try my best to pursue my dreams! And you guys have to think about the resolutions for 2014. What would you do, what is your goal, and you have to positively make it true as strong as you can and never give up. Yeay New Year New Spirit!! xoxo.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

After School Hours

pictures by Bisma Syahputra

4 DAYS BEFORE NEW YEAR I took a short term class in the holiday, this is my first time I go to school when holiday routinely. I do this because I think this is crucial ahead of the National Examinations. We learn Indonesian, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. After a half day in school, I go to one of the shopping center in Jakarta and take some pics. My friend Bisma help me doing this thing as a photographer, he is really kind and the funny part is when I did my makeup he always asked me, "what is that?" "how you do that?" he seems really interested with this while other people didn't say anything or comment.. I think wearing make up doesn't mean you're fake or you're trying to hiding your imperfections. Nobody's perfect, we just make it better as long as we know when we should wear make up in the right place and the right time. Anyway when you have already grown up, your metabolism not as good as young people then you need make up to make your face more fresh and seems more health! Why you give people 70% while you can make it 100%?

Can't wait for the new year eve! New Year is always been a great day great time for me! This city will be countdown together to the brand new year, the sound of the trumpet sounded everywhere in this town, everybody seems really happy, sparkling light everywhere decorate public places. The city government will held a party, we called it, "pesta rakyat". New Year is always fun because in the next day is my birthday! Who doesn't like birthday? We got a lot of greetings from our best-friends until our old friend that never been talked to us for a long time! It's great to keep your relationship in touch, and we also got a cake, and our family is get together warmly in the living room in front of TV, or maybe having a dinner together completely... Such a good little thing... And for the bonus is..presents! A great present is something (that is didn't have to expensive at all!) meaningful to us. Maybe something that we really really want for that time but there's is no time to buy it. Yeah like that... Happy holiday! :D

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Goodies Wish List

pictures by me

TODAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE This is very exiting because the sale getting bigger! Yeay! Actually I'm not celebrating the Christmas eve because I am Muslim, but everyone seems really happy and the atmosphere getting hotter makes me want to write something about this. Then, I start to open my favorite web store such as H&M, net-a-porter, PeaceLoveShea, and many more and there are some looks came out of my mind. Then I remembered that I really really want to go to Santorini, Thira, Greece. Oh My God please, take me there, it is such a gorgeous place, it's like a heaven. Once I had an experience went to Saint Michael, it's like one area in one separate island. The wind in there is really strong, until I felt a little headache. But, I tell ya, there was so amazing in there. The width of the Street is only around 2 meters, and one store to another store is really close. I can give you the pictures of Saint Michael later, below.

Oh ya, I have never been to Greece, so I don't really understand how the situations are going there. But I think it's like Saint Michael, like a lot of separate islands. If one of you know about it, you can tell me about Santorini to me! I have to saving and earn money from now! Aahh, it's like my dream when the first time I went to Paris, I remember, I cry in front of Eiffel Tower hahaha. It's kinda diverge when I told you about Santorini, ya the first look that I made is inspired from that place. Imagining going to there...what would I wear there? It must be perfect with white maxi dress and sandals and ethnic necklace, so I decided to pick some stuff in some my favorite web store. Then I realized that...this is December! Indonesia wont be snowing, but I can still do some winter look, right? After find two perfect looks, I make a suitable cover for this post, thenn I opened my photoshop and got a lot of trouble..like the application doesn't work well. Argh you know it so well how it feels when the gadget try to make some war with you! But..after takes a lot of time, that is the result! Tadaaa!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Postcard from Jakarta

pictures by Andreansyah D. W. P. G.

PLAYING WITH TABLETOPIA I know it's a little bit childish when I try to play with tabletopia. Tabletopia is like a palette for drawing devoted for PC or laptop, so you can draw easily like you're drawing in the piece of paper with pencil, but not as easy as the reality..or maybe I'm not quite used to that thing hehehe :) I recomended for you guys who loves drawing to buy this and try this at your home, not my home.. Actually I have a question if one of you can help me.. I don't know how to make the portrait picture have a same width with the length of the landscape picture :( It feels very messy and I don't really like it but I don't know how to fix it. By the way I haven't do a photoshoot yet, so I don't have some new pictures for two days later, but I'm going to post like my christmas wish list or the newest news from designer. By the way the final episode of America's Next Top Model was in Bali, and I'm so proud for Tex Saverio and Luwi Saluadji. Tex Saverio is really famous with his brilliant design, and his creation had been wore by Lady Gaga for the magazine photoshot! Isn't great? And also I found many times of his "haute-couture" on the top magazine like Elle and Vogue! Once I met him in Ak'sa'ra (one of the bookstore in Jakarta), he is not really to tall, his hair is sooo black, he wore like a black jacket with black pants, and the point is-all-black! He was not show at all, like "here I am le Tex Saverio the greatest designer!"(ignore me if I'd like to say 'le' because I think it's really funny when you say it hahaha) whereas his designs are INSANELY AWESOME! He is too down to earth, j'adore!

What the most thing I love from that photo? I love it so much because it shows two difference sides of Jakarta. You can see a lot of buildings, and your eyes has been spoiled by the luxury of the shopping center. Left Chanel right balenciaga, aahh it's like a heaven on earth until the bill is coming! haha truth! But if you take a look deeper, you will find the place like under the bridge, people live and grow there with minimal electrical, but what I confuse is... where those people get the electricity if the goverment didn't gave it for those people? If the government gave that...is that legal? It's just an opinion and you guys can have other different opinions with me it's okaay :) Keep thinking!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Roar is Coming to Town!

pictures by Fary Hendrayana

BEST-FRIEND'S SWEATER I know Jakarta will not snowing, or even getting colder than ever, or going to be like any four-seasons country. But i's okay right to try something with sweater? I guess you all already recognize this sweater before... Yes! This is my best-friend's sweater, Nabilla. She wore this sweater when we went to Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. If you forgot, you can check and click "What We Were Doing at..." post. She bought this sweater in bershka..I think, I almost forgot. She bought it when she felt not really confident enough with her outfit that day, when I told her, "You're already chic enough, calm down you're pretty!" aaa but she still did that. Shopping. :) After looking around for a long time, at last we found the perfect two sweater, both are crop top, but this is better and you have to know!! Le faux feather of this sweater is reallyyyy soooffttt, I can not stop touching that thing that really really good thing off my hand, and we both agreed to bought that one. Then, I felt in love. With. That. Okay I love you, sweater :)

As you guys know that holiday is already in front of your eyes!! Having three weeks-off is really amazing, you can jump here and jump there, anytime without worrying about le stressful tasks! Hahaha I'm just kidding, no I didn't suggest you to do cartwheel or something like that ahaha you can utilize your time maximally, you can do what you like, or even your passion maybe? Like me, I don't have a lot of time when the school's begin, I mean for my non-academic passion, because it takes a lot of time.. Naaa you can do whatever you want as long as it positive and useful for your life! For the other reason why I love this holiday so much is SALE EVERYWHERE EVERYONE!! Woohoo, this is heaven for us (for those who loves shopping exactly!) but don't forget to check your savings okaay? It is very true very very true about the quotes "The Word 'Sale' is to women, what 'Porn' is to Men." Do you agree with me? :D

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Unopened Road

pictures by Fary Hendrayana

SEE THE SURPRISE THAT WE HAVE MADE? Taking pictures in the middle of the road is insane! But that isn't insane if we did it in the unopened road like here! The government of Jakarta is doing their flyover project from years years yearsss ago, this flyover is almost finish but, it doesn't open yet, so we utilize it to be a place for photoshoot. This place is quiet and windy. I will tell you a secret, because I still study in high school, it's quite difficult for me to take a lot of looks constantly, but...since christmas-new year holiday is begin, I will try to looking for activities during holidays, like this... 

Usually I bring some looks in one day, so I don't have to back and forth to make a new post. Changing clothes inside car is also challenging and also sweat haha. But after I opened the door, aaaa it was soo relieve and cool, prevailing winds while wearing maxi dress with the material like this is so perfect with the weather in Jakarta. For the country that has four season could use maxi dress that has a warmer material.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fashion Sketch: Jewelry

This drawing is originally made and belongs to Vashti Sade Djoehartono.
Inspiration comes from Chanel spring/summer collection in June 2011.
Edited in Photoshop CS2.

What We Were Doing at...

Pictures by Fary Hendrayana
We had been through all day long It was okay for us even we were late for the fashion show but we passed the time by chatting around in the fashion tent, from one place to another place, met a lot of unique and artistic people. It felt like in the heaven, surrounded by people who never get ashamed to expressing their self by their clothes, wearing boots with coats and leather jacket with the chain and guys with their braid hair, girls with their colorful hair, tight beads skirt, long dress, red lips, even twiggy make up! Everytime I visit event like art exhibitions, I realized that the quote "Earth without Art is Eh.." is soo damn true!

That was really an awesome day! I back and forth from the fashion tent to Senayan City, get some food to eat and chit chat with kak Fary and Nabilla. I brought two shoes for anticipation if my feet got hurt because of the heels. Yaa I am pretty sure, most of you girls really understand that feeling! Ah so I was ready with one bag that contains my flat shoes so I could go around the places with not-sick-feet and happy :D oh yaa I also remember when I went to Senayan City I saw some of people took photos with tongsis(tongkat narsis in Indonesia that means narcissistic stick) the long of the stick is around 1 meter so you could put your camera at the end of the stick, set the time, anddd you can took pictures with a loooot of people without any of you being the victim. Hahahaha just kidding. Yap! These are some pictures from thaat looonggg day!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sweet Jumpsuit

pictures by Fary Hendrayana
LATE POST FROM OCTOBER I'm really sorry for disappearing a long long time. I almost forgot that I still have a lots of pictures from Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. This month was really a busy month because in the beginning of December I had a final examinations full a week, so a week before the final exam I have to prepare it! Study hard, get additions, completing all of the tasks and many more aaand it takes a loong time! So I decided to pause this posting for a while. One of the graduation requirements is making a paper. Then I made a paper talked about How Fashion Could Influence Teen Girls to be Consumptive. Yah kind like that. The progress making that paper takes... around 6 month. Because I had to distributing the questionnaires to 81 teen girls in my high school, and it's really useful for me because I can understand how markets are going, what consumer wants, why the local product still beaten by import products, etc. This is really good because fashion business is getting tough and tough. However, we still got the spirit!

This pictures took at day-4 of fashion week and I went there with kak Fary/kak Hendra, I still confuse, am I have to write Fary of Hendra? hehhe I call him Fary usually, but he asks me to call him Hendra because he love that nickname so much, and I also went there with my supeer loyal best beesst friend, Nabilla Nazihandari and she would be a singer! I'm proud of her :D and in the day-4 I met a lot of people and that day was being a looong tired day, in the morning I went to school after that I asked for permission and left the school and went to fashion week after that meeting and back and forth from Plaza Senayan to Senayan City and Plaza Senayan again and it was tired but it was fun! Take a look of these pictures!