July 30, 2014

PEEK TO MY BINDER'S COVERS

      I love to see great paintings. Looking into the depth of the stroke details is a pleasure to me. I am amazed to them who can visualize their idea onto canvas. Few days ago, I made several collages for my plain binder. I cut and chopped my favorite magazine: its fashion editorial spread and art special edition (in order to elevate the function more than just a shelf display). Haha.. I enjoyed 'killing' my magazine so much. Well, you may have seen my previous post about my wall's collages and this is the version of my binder. Check these six binder covers out!


      This is what I call as 'deconstructive painting'. It is all about great painting I love and the other thing I like are being together in unity. (Don't you think a tomboy girl possibly like flowers? Yes, I am into them :)) The landscape painting is made by Srihadi Soedarsono and the curvy woman/women is made by Arifin Nief. (I am sorry if I inadvertently type the incorrect spell of the painters' name in this post)


      This college was made by putting the commercial ad of jewelries and Louis Vuitton, someone's eyes, the Rome trip article, and also the parallelogram painting work of Hendra "Hehe" Harsono. The second picture is about a closet/wardrobe article which took a vintage old picture.


      It is all about flower. The first picture is an editorial shoot which wears Biyan's amazing dress. The second picture is a couple painting I found in an article where it becomes a background photo behind a bunch of people. I just realized from far that the woman has fish scales and she probably is a mermaid. And the man, is he Aladdin?

July 28, 2014

BAHTERA'S CHOIR UNIFORM

      Hello guys, I want to say Happy Eid Mubarak for all of you who celebrate the day!
      It has been a while since I posted my very last dress sketch in this blog. Well, I still sketched offline. I'm trying to make the sketches alive not only living on a paper. Anyway, few months ago, I was asked by my church choir to design their uniform in the sectional. I was excited. I made three pairs of design and they chose the one that most perfectly fitted on them. After that, I and a friend from the choir named "Bahtera Choir" ('Bahtera' equals 'Ark' in english) looked for the fabric and gave it to the sewer. The boys wore white shirt with triangle yellow leather accent in the front. The girls wore a dress with under-knee-length black skirt, with white top and yellow leather accent in the front and the sleeves.
      And tadaa... they wore the uniform to the sectional. Actually, I was a kind of disappointed because I could not come at the fitting day and the uniform was a little bit far for the expectation. In addition, I just barely knew that the choir's member newcomers were the man and woman aged over 35 years old (which I thought the design was too young for them). Besides, the girls wanted to have a shorter skirt which broke all the proportion. But you know what, the uniform was not the most important thing overall but the praise. Thanks to Him that the choir crowned as the fifth winner of the competition. We will have a better uniform next time, guys!

stolen from @cristinamargaretta instagram

July 27, 2014

IFW 2014 - KLÉ BY KLETING


      Levitation is the theme that Kle by Kleting brought at Indonesia Fashion Week 2014. The label brought the sporty and dynamic gene into the collection. Actually, I like the print motif, especially the black and white abstract one, and the color vibe. Nevertheless, I should agree of what Femaledaily had said that the collection even though had a really strong impression, it was still confusing, since sometimes there was a gap between from one to another piece.



July 26, 2014

THE MUST HAVE CARDIGANS FROM TBDRESS

      Hello guys! I often watch Korean drama series and wonder why the girls (and the boys too) are really fashionable, whatever the weather and the situation are. Thanks to the stylist who prepared all the wardrobes so I can see many mix & match inspirations. Lol. Anyway, I am curious about the main item that the stars often wear in every scene. I must guess that the item would be… an outwear! Yes, baby. I like to see the casts very mesmerizing played their own character roles in the winter in jacket, blazer, or just as simple as cardigan. I don’t know that cardigan can be a must have item to be stylish, though I know that secret now. Hehehe. And… where to get the outwear like the Secret Garden’s character? (oh well, we can’t say about the Secret Garden only but Korean drama in general too) It is from TBDress (www.tbdress.com) that provides some cheap cardigans you’ve been looking for all this time. Check them out!
1. Splendid Loose Hot Selling Cardigan Gladiator Sweater
2. Special Long Sleeves Without Zipper Bat Knit Cardigan
3. Sweet Rhomb Tassel Knit Cardigan Sweater
      I like tribal patterns so I choose these three monochrome oversized cardigans. They look so comfy, right? I can put any tee or shirt with jeans under the cardigan. And if I were in South Korea in the winter, I would like to wear beanie and boots too. Woff woof :3

4. New Style Perfect Pure Color Lace Embroidery Cardigan (black)
8. New Style Perfect Pure Color Lace Embroidery Cardigan (pink)
      For you who has a very girly style and like lace very much, these lace cardigans are perfect for you. There are many color options but I pick only the black and pink ones here. They are very simple and basic cardigans, don’t you think so?

5. Salable Europe Style Leisure Collar Irregular Shaped Blouse
6. New Arrival Temperament Loose Asymmetrical Hot Selling Cardigan Outwear
7. Fantastic Sweet Three Quarter Sleeves Knit Cardigan
      For another choice of long cardigan, I will pick these three. The asymmetry khaki cardigan is so adorable. I will wear a black short jumpsuit under the cardigan. How about you? The other two black long cardigans have almost similar in glance but they have different impression. I think the sixth cardigan is more concise than the seventh one. So, which one is you favorite Korean-stars-look-alike cardigan? You can also search the one yourself in TBDress’ cheap knit cardigans collection here http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Cardigan-100595/ and you’re ready to steal the cute Korean look!

July 25, 2014

IFW 2014 - MOSLEM WEAR DESIGNERS

Dian Pelangi

In the second day of Indonesia Fashion Week 2014, what we could see was all about moslem wear, especially like the sequence where some bright designers showed off their collection. Check them out!


ITANG YUNASZ
Adopting a Moslem pattern printing, Itang made his collection in several major color shades like yellow and purple. I like the printing in the first picture below and the look particularly the one worn by a model with yellow and plain ribbon long skirt.




IVA LATIFAH
It was just interesting how Hanbok could turn into an unusual Moslem wear, wasn't it? In addition, this Korean-traditional-costume-inspired collection consisted various batik motive and turban.



DIAN PELANGI
In this collection, Dian mixed Bali, Jawa, and Palembang cultures as the inspiration. No matter the inspiration came from, Dian always sticks with her very colorful collection.

July 23, 2014

EJFF 2014 - RIA MIRANDA & KHANAAN SHAMLAN

Khanaan Shamlan
Ria Miranda

      The blog post about Moslem's wear still goes on. This time are coming from Esmod Jakarta Fashion Festival 2014 that brought the alumni, Ria Miranda and Khanaan Shamlan to the stage. As usual, Ria Miranda's collection brought a pastel nuance with sakura motif printing in the dress. While Khanaan brought a retro collection where we could see any unique detail embedded in the collection.

All by Ria MIranda
1st-3rd pic from left: Ria Miranda. 4th pic: Khanaan Shamlan.
1st pic: Khanaan. 2nd pic: Ria Miranda.
All by Ria Miranda

July 22, 2014

IFW 2014 - SHAFIRA


      I'm not celebrating the Eid Mubarak but I join its crowd and happiness among people I love. Furthermore, since it is a few days left towards the Eid Mubarak, I know some of you may buy new clothes to celebrate the day. (I intend to buy one too :)) So, from this post until two posts ahead will speak about the Moslem wear inspiration by our beloved local fashion week. I hope you can be inspired enough to buy the perfect clothes to be worn in the celebration days.
       Shafira, a well-known Moslem's ready to wear label, joined Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 with the theme 'La Dolce Vita' or 'a sweet life'. The inspiration of the collection that had less more 50 pieces of clothes was the beauty of Italy, its architecture and culture. Overall, the collection was very colorful and super feminine. Take a look to few of Shafira's collection below!

July 21, 2014

KEEP CALM AND WEAR SEXY DRESSES FROM TBDRESS

     What do you guys think when hearing a word ‘sexy’? Is it about flaunting skin? Hmm, I do think so. Sexy tends to be identic with much skin exposed everywhere. But truthfully, in my opinion, even though flaunting the complexion can’t be separated, sexy is more to the way you can wear your outfit in the right way and of course with not less and not too much confidence. Yes, it is all about how you wear the clothes in appropriate way.
     How to wear sexy clothes? I think it depends on when and where you would like to wear the clothes. If the dress is too short for your event, you can wear trousers with the same color like what world designers’ leading trend now. If the dress is too much open, you can wear any tank-tops underneath.
     Well, the point is that you still can wear sexy dress in more stylish way, right? Problem solved, then. Lol. Okay, before you decide on how to mix and match, you probably want to see several stylish and cheap sexy dresses from TBDress (www.tbdress.com) I picked for you. Most of dresses are sexy but we can still have fun and be stylish with them. Oh yeah, this is the link where I took all the sexy dresses pictures ;) http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Sexy-Dresses-100586/.

     Basic dresses are really basic, though, we can still have the sexier version like the first and second Little Black Dresses with different material but have the same level of backless hotness! So do the third and fourth white dresses: round or triangle backless cut-out is very cool. Wear this sixth red dress with fab cutting in the back and surprise people! Bored with the sexy backless? Try the fifth white net dress!

      What else we need besides the basic dress? The colorful one! The dress certainly has to have amazing design to show off your flawless back! Look at those three stylish printed dresses no 1-3! Bored again with some backless cutting? Try to have one dress with hole in the waist that will show off your waist complexion! So, what are you waiting for? Go get your most favorite sexy dresses from TBDress here http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Sexy-Dresses-100586/ and happy mix and match!

July 19, 2014

YOU AND ME ARE IRONY

      ""You stupid guy. I dunno whether you pretended not to know or you really had no clue at all, about me, about us. You keep telling me to love another man but it is truly hard. Why don't you want to have me now whereas years ago you said that you wanted me in your life? I said no because I thought you were not serious. The "no" that might mean that you had to prove your affection more, since unclear sign was always unclear. But I don't regret saying that word though I have never been being your girl. Because maybe the truth is we are just an irony to each other, Honey, regardless the sweet irony upon us.


"Can I see your hand?"
      I knew you would not foresee my future. Seeing my hand for what? Oh, you really did observe my hand. You knew that I was not a skinny girl. My fingers filled by the stupid fat, making them looked like bunch of giant balloons. I should had not eaten for weeks in order to show you my beautiful fingers at their best. Maybe I should had painted them with red rose nail polish first before I met you.




"You're so beautiful."
      My cheeks fulled by silly fat. But you said that I was pretty with my big smile and chubby cheeks, with looking down a little bit shy. Silence brought me down. I didn't believe you because I didn't like my laugh in the mirror. What I always wanted were scar-less, taper cheeks with neatly-structured teeth.. and beautiful face.
     The only thing that made you frowned was my voice that always had been being my pride. "What's wrong with your voice? It's freakin' weird." You knew that words made me grumble. Nevertheless, you didn't mind to say that over and over again whenever I sang a song.
     Why? Why did you always like the thing I didn't like? And why didn't you love the thing I loved the most? How about if I loved you? You wouldn't have loved me, would you?""

July 18, 2014

EJFF 2014 - ERIDANI


      Unspoken Litany was the theme of Eri Dani's show. He was inspired by the dark ages times and depicted it to drapery silhouette. All collection was in black and drapery was the main idea. It was interesting to see the all hail black with motive in some collection which was unquestionably creative. Nevertheless, I think that the presentation was kind of flat. The total collection was all dark head to toe. Maybe the model's hair needed to be untied (and dyed to pink or green cotton candy :p) or just made it to side bun style to brace up the romanticism nuance.