Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Krey and A Ring

Finally I attended Brightspot Market. Great vibe, great stuffs, but definitely the price is rather expensive for a high school student like me hehehe. But that's okay, it's an exciting event. I was be able to meet various local designers. Seen them in magazines and websites, I feel glad to see 'em in person. Go local designers! :) Indonesia should have more bazaar like this.


the place is quite small unfortunately

my shopping mates: Momo, Anggy, Inge

Anggy found her separated at birth twin! Hahahaha kidding. It was just a random guy, that apparently was wearing the same exact shirt like Anggy's. ROTFL!

I've planned not to buy too many things, so I didn't. I only bought 2 items: a white whipped-cream-alike ring from Katallog and a krey shawl from Cotton Ink. Cheap and chic! :D

fell in ♥ with it at the first sight

(taken from Cotton Ink) Sorry I don't post the real pic cause it's being washed when I write this blog hehe. And I bought the orange color actually.

It hurts my heart to see myself spending so much money buying all those fashion things. I know (MOSTLY) they aren't cheap. I still get money from my parents and I don't want to be a burden for them. Since that, I've promised myself not to spend alot anymore. Now I only pick basic thing, do DIY more, and definitely thriftiiiiiing! :D I rarely go to Mangga Dua, PIM, Sency, or any other malls to shop. Pasar Senen and Pasar Baru is my brand new hot-shopping-places!
Blog you when I blog. Smooches! ♥

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Next Event: Brightspot Market

I've missed their last event, won't miss this I promise myself!

Do go there guys, you won't regret it :)

Just Another Saturday Nite

Yesterday I went to Esmod open house. I'm sooooooo going to that uni, but unfortunately my mom haven't given me approval. Uh, I can only pray.

mom's shirt, Tendencies panda tee, Dolcevita high waist short, Converse by Jack Purcell silver sneakers

Anyway, I love my girlfriends a bunch. Maybe even more than my boyfriend. Oops! Haha kidding. IDK, I love them both equally :)

Ethnic Meets City

On November 21st, I joined Ethnicity, a make up competition held by Lasalle College Jakarta. Well actually I didn't join, I just helped my friend Shinta who asked me to be the model.

I was surprised because frankly I know nothing about modelling! LOL but I was excited, it's a great great opportunity and I'm really grateful, anyway :) I love trying new things!

The theme is about ethnic meets modernity. Shinta and I talked a bit about the make up and we came up with an idea to personize a peacock!

Cool, huh? :D Shinta did a great job with the make up! I'm blind about make up to be honest with you, I alwaaaaaaays amaze when I see myself wearing make up.
Well we didn't win the competition, but I'm still happy. Tired but happy. I love fashion, I hope someday I can work on fashion industry, which is a tough tough world. Make up and modelling is something that is very close to fashion industry, so, this experience means alot to me. I'm a sponge, I looove absorping new things.
Oh I wasn't this positive person but as I grow older, I think I'm becoming more mature handling everything. I think. I guess. I hope. :)

Anyway, in that event, there's also a dialog between audience and a make up artist (I totally forgot what his name is!) He came with a model and he did her make up.

she's sooooo tall!
Philip, Nadia, me, Shinta, Putri
That's all the story folks. Keep waiting on my next next experiences ahead! Smooches.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Eco Design Fashion @FOSIL - Santa Ursula

At the end of October, Cindy, Momo, Anggy and I joined a competition at Santa Ursula BSD. The title of the event is FOSIL: Festival Olahraga, Seni budaya, dan Lingkungan.

There are plenty of competitions there, quite fun. The one that we entered is a fashion design competition, and what makes it so unique is that we have to use recycle material! This is our sketch:

Click to see it!

At first we thought about making a gown-like dress, but because we only have 3 days to make the outfit (each day we got only about 3 hours) we chose to make a short dress. Besides, we also thought it would suit Anggy (the model) better. She's not too tall, so I guess she'll look better with the above knee length dress. Guess we've made the right decision :)

I didn't have time to take a shot when we were working on the dress, sorry :( but I took some when we were preparing for the catwalk.

Bayu (makeup artist slash our friend) did a fab make up!

We didn't win, but I felt so happy and I didn't regret at all joining that competition, I think it's a matter of experience. Very priceless experience, especially when yeah you know, there aren't many high school fashion competition in Indonesia. I did my best, gave my all. It's all gambling and I didn't expect myself to win.
Wonder why? Because I can't even sew! Huahahaha, I don't know a thing about sewing. Gotta say thanks a bunch to my friends, they all did the sew part. :P
PS: We sewed manually with our hands.

Oh and what makes me surprise even more is because I found my old friend when I was in Tarakanita 5 Elementary School, Yovita. She joined the competition also, and won the 1st place! Congrats! She's now in Sanur POS JakPus. Well the 2nd winner is Sanur BSD B, and the favorite winner is Sanur BSD A.

Inge, Febe, Stesa, Mosa, Eky, Chandra, came! Also Bagas, Kevin, Dhika, Chiwi, Lesa. Thanks for coming guys :)
Oh and well, the best part! We took pics in one of Sanur's class! Yes that legendary class. So sorry if we use your school's inventary (read: we stand on it). Truly it's just for fun hehe. Peace yo.

Tough Week

I hate to always apologizing at the opening of my post. But I do, I do really sorry for abandoning this blog of mine. :(

I'm so busy, I got BUNCH of courses, tests, assignments, those are killing me. I don't have anytime to enjoy myself or even go out somewhere rather far. Never do photoshoots again, or even do mix and match with my clothes.
Living as a 12th grader is TOUGH. Hell TOUGH. I feel like most part of myself changing. Say bye bye to fun.

My Physics textbooks and notebooks! Hrrrrr I like Physics but definitely not when I have to remember those insane formulas.
6 chapters, guys. Oh my.

Sometimes I just wanna cry at night, hoping that everything will get better. In that condition I could only pray, and then make a phone call with my bf, bursting all my sadness and anxiety. Huh, big time fragile loser.

Anyway, I've just passed my exam week! Yuhuuuu! Errr not yet over actually, because I still got 2 exam days more to pass, but I feel like it's already over because there are only few 'not so important' subject LOL

Oh and by the way, I joined a fashion design at Santa Ursula BSD and make up competition at Lasalle College couple of weeks ago. Will post it on the next post. Have a peek, guys! :)


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Not So Important Post

Check out my latest study-buddy! :D

A small table with lime green color! Bought it almost 2 months ago in Gramedia. Quite expensive, it cost Rp. 250.000,- if I'm not mistaken. But it's worthy. Use it almost everytime when I do my homeworks and tasks :)

Well I have a real table to study (the bigger one), but sometimes I just don't feel to sit on a chair. So well, voila! I put on this tiny table on the bed and start studying LOL

Very recommended for you who are lazy to move your butt off the bed! No offense guys, that term includes me ;P

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Hat Goes Off To You, Anna :)

Opened the and unintentionally found this inspiring interview (which I'm deeply touched). Read it on, guys! :)

The Teen Vogue Handbook: Anna Wintour
Vogue's editor in chief not only runs an internationally influential magazine, she also supports young designers through a fashion fund and raises money for charity.

Anna Wintour is so renowned in the world of fashion—and, for that matter, in the world at large—that she scarcely needs an introduction. In the 21 years that she has been the editor in chief of American Vogue, Wintour has kept the magazine firmly at the forefront of fashion, matched numerous young designers with venerable brands in need of fresh expertise, and engineered and overseen the launches of Teen Vogue and Men's Vogue. "Fashion reflects the times just as much as a headline in a newspaper does," she says. "If you look at the miniskirts of the sixties or the Chanel suits and jewelry of the eighties, you can see that. Vogue informs the reader about what's going on in the world, not only through fashion but also through politics, the arts, philanthropy, and sports. Fashion does not exist in a vacuum."

How did you first become interested in fashion?
My father was a newspaper editor, so I was surrounded by journalists my entire life. I think the fact that he was so well known may be why I chose to go into magazines and move to the States at a young age. Everywhere I went [in England], I was being asked if I was Charles Wintour's daughter. But I wanted to make it on my own. I moved to New York in the late seventies, after having worked for five years on a magazine in London, which was fantastic training because the staffs are smaller and you learn all aspects of the business. By the time I came to the States, I really understood how a magazine works. I came to Vogue as creative director, and three years later I went back to London to be editor in chief of British Vogue. I returned to the U.S. to work, very briefly, as editor in chief at House & Garden, and then I came to Vogue.

Describe your typical day.
There is no typical day. Every day is different, and that's why it's fun. Many things are routine—deadlines, certain meetings—but you never really know what's going to happen.

How involved are you with the photos and articles that appear on each page of the magazine?
I'm very good at delegating—people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility. But at the same time, I don't like surprises. I don't pore over every shoot, but I do like to be aware at all times of what's going on.

What advice do you have for a young person who is interested in fashion design?
Don't go too fast. Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that's not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand—that's the right, healthy way to do things. If you're an overnight sensation, you can be yesterday's news in no time, whereas building something slowly and carefully that has value and quality, that's what's going to have legs. You'd be amazed at how many people come in here, and they make perfectly nice clothes, but they don't understand how to differentiate their brand from another, or they don't have a business plan, or they don't know where to produce things. Don't run before you can crawl. It's a very hard business, full of many, many extremely creative, talented people who work hard and still fail. If you have the basic building blocks behind you, you're much more likely to do well.

When you're hiring someone for an entry-level position at Vogue, what do you look for?
I look for someone who has actually read the magazine. People will say, "Oh, I love Vogue," but when I ask them to tell me something specific they liked, or a photographer whose work they enjoy, they look at me as if I'm crazy. Do your homework, go online, visit every museum, and intern. I like having young assistants in my office; they have energy, and I spend time with them to make sure they understand what we're doing. By investing in them, I'm investing in the magazine. All over Vogue, Teen Vogue, and Men's Vogue, there are people who have been through not only my office but also many other offices at Vogue.

Is there a "wrong" thing to wear to an interview with you?
A suit, I have to say. But who knows? Maybe next year I'll love suits. And I don't mind jeans. If there's a girl applying to work in the fashion department and she comes in here with a great pair of jeans pulled together with the right top, it's fine.

You've been very involved with the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with 7th on Sale, which benefits AIDS-related charities.
The Costume Institute event is an evening unlike any other. It's not just fashion or Hollywood, but people from society, politics, theater, and the museum coming together. We're proud of the money we've been able to raise for the museum and of the very diverse exhibitions that we've put on. They're really among the most popular exhibitions at the Met, and people come from all over the world to see them. In regard to 7th on Sale, our industry was hit hard by AIDS, and that's why we were the first to step up and take it on at a time when a lot of people were still very frightened. The fashion community is very generous and we were incredibly moved by the loss of so many of our members—both high-profile and less well-known—and that's why we all wanted to support the cause.

The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund provides support to three up-and-coming designers each year. How did it come about?
After September 11, 2001, when fashion week in New York was canceled and the designers lost their deposits on venues and a lot of their money, we decided to do something to support young American talent. We put on a show at Carolina Herrera's showroom and invited the ten young designers we thought were most promising. Through our discussions with them, we realized how hand-to-mouth their existences could be, and that's when we started the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The finalists all say that it's great exposure and it's helpful to get the money if they win, but what's really fantastic is that it brings them into contact with so many people they wouldn't normally meet or have the opportunity to talk to. The mentorship is extremely important, and we make a point of keeping in touch with all our finalists to see how they're doing. We're very, very proud of the fund. It's something that the whole industry has gotten behind, and unlike many other initiatives— which I think are more about exploiting young talent—this is really about nurturing and developing it.

Is there anything else you've learned that you'd like to pass on?
You just need to have a love for what you're doing. It's not about thinking that it's the cool thing; it's about really believing in it. I was brought up to believe absolutely in the importance of journalism and communication and to have a real love for the printed word. I have so much respect for all the talented people I work with, because they're the best in their field and they care about what they do.

Superb. I love Anna Wintour, though many people said that she's rough, awful to work with, or anything. She knows what she's doing and she's doing it with zero doubt. Powerful woman, you can see that Vogue is the number one fashion magazine right now.
I'm inspired, hope you ditto :)
xoxo ♥

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Quick post baby! I'm trying my hardest not to abandon this blog, but I've been a really busy bee. Sorry ;(

Okay, yesterday I came to see a circus. Yes, an Oriental Circus held by Taman Safari Cisarua. It's located at Greencove BSD, near Teraskota. It's pretty cool, but definitely the last years performance was better. They've came here about rrrrr 5 years ago (if I'm not mistaken) and their performance was better. I felt kinda bored at the end of the show. IDK why.

Well, if you want to watch this also, no need worry about the heat because it's full air conditioned. And they have this big tent for their show! A very big one, I'm wondering how they can pack it up all to the truck and go touring from place to place! That must be tricky :P
Pictures, guys! :)

the stage. quite big, huh?

the acrobat, I kept on screaming while I was watching them jump from rope to rope! *norak

the dog show! One of them named Jenny :( grrrr!

stupid face

The elephant show came out in a drama, it's boring IMO. They used dubbing for the entire show.

♥ the spirit!

please welcome, CINDY!

Cindy nya ngambek

sorry it's kinda blurry. They all are on a bike, FYI.

knotted blue shirt - thrift store, white tank - ITC, black shorts - 61
studded sandals - Cherokee, zebra slingbag - Wewe U Community

Love you bunch! :)