Showing posts with label My Thing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Thing. Show all posts

April 13, 2014

A Paralyzed Universe



Humans seek for beauty, humans seek for happiness. 
Either for a glance or for eternity. 
There was never a parameter on how people define it, on how people reach it.
In fact fact, it can never be calculated.
Math has no power. Science has no power. 
A piece of bread could be so meaningful to some certain ones, while it has no meaning at all to the others. Meaningful because of its true value, or because of an implicit story from the process of earning it.


Ones might even find a form of happiness on its way of reaching happiness itself.
Either it was realized or probably not.


Ones may face severe struggles but defeated it just so they can reach their very own defined form of happiness.
The journey was never formed in a linear pattern. Sometimes, you meet holes. You'll never know what's under it, either something bad or that happiness you seek. You just gotta take the chance, and jump.


It's always good to feel some adrenaline,  to experience some adventure.
What ever's on the other side, there's always something good that can be caught.
Only if, you open your eyes, your mind, and your believes.


But sometimes things might be a little tricky. What may be seen as something beautiful, might just not be as it is on the inside.
Something seemed so harmless, so small, that turned out to be something so harmful, so dangerous.
It's a caution. A sign to always see things from many sides, many perspectives.


One thing is, that you can always turn a chaos into something beautiful.
It depends, on the human itself.
We create our own reality.
We are our very own directors and actors of our own lives. We have the ability to control it, and to act it out.
So what ever's bad that happened to us, it has always been our fault. What ever's good that happened to us, it has always been our greatness. Noted, something that was controlled by our very selves.


Then it is up to us what kind of story we are willing to create. A predictable happy ending, or with a little twist at the end. ;)


Btw, this photoshoot was Sabrina's idea. All the fantasies. It was actually inspired by the famous alice in wonderland,  but it was more of a remake version with all of the changes we made.
And, this was also dedicated to Sabrina's 10th birthday today!
She wanted to do a fun shoot, so I granted it ;)

April 06, 2014

Expanding wings.


It felt like I was charmed by the speed of March. Days felt like minutes and minutes felt like a quarter of seconds.
But each second was a thrill, a mixed kind of one. But I guess that's what makes life going.
Working on projects makes life worth a living, to me. A new day means a new challenge. These challenges might be scary, but I tend to see them as something beautiful.


The further I step, the clearer I see the future. Specifically,  how I picture mine. I tend to set down the fire in my soul to things that I somehow know that "this is not it", but create fire storms to things that glowed my spirit. My unconsciousness somehow leads me to things that my heart agree without me directly realizing it. I'm in the process of exploring new things. I'm expanding my wings. I've been haunted by anxiety, but I interpret this as a good sign. A sign that I've set my goals high up to the sky. A sign that tells me that this would not be easy. A sign that might just be an origin of a spectacular being.

I might be setting on a slow mode for this blog. I've changed some perspectives of it; therefore, I want it to be more of a sharing space. My very own sharing space. A space where I share my experiences, achievements, and beautiful objects that seems nonsense. I want this blog to be a part of my journey, so I might just be posting about anything. :)


So this was a formally neat look that I pulled off for an interview a couple of days ago. I've never seen white shirts worn wrongly, so it seems that it's a perfect first choice for pulling off such a look. And the best thing is, it can be matched with almost anything! It was such a coincidence how my patterned pants camouflages with the painting at Artotel. Like they're destined to meet...

Can you guess what this is? No it's not a menu book in today's-yet-so-themed eating-places. It's my personal hand made work portfolio!
They say that a cover is the representative of the content, so it pretty much speaks out the inside :)



These are just a few from some of my ongoing projects. No they're not fashion related, but still related to my passion. I will be sharing about it when it's done.
If u realize,  I have an "Oyster" logo on the left side of this blog's sidebar. What does it present? My experiences. Why oyster? Well the shell is the world and the pearl is the goal that is meant to be reached. So I will always be sharing the results and the stories behind my special projects. if you lost track, go click on it to get a thought of how my life truly go.

Pekan Komunikasi 2014, one of the biggest communication event in Indonesia.  #pekom2014 ♡

Awesome Mary Jane hologram shoes from DnC shoes! There's somehow a futuristic adaption from the hologram on this vintage inspired shoe design. The combination shall do.
And one thing is, I never did moved on from my love of coral blue. It's just too beautiful :"

The infamous yet now famous artsy hotel! Before, I thought this was an art gallery when I passed Thamrin. But i've then realized it was a hotel... praise art.

A fellow partner to my everything ♡


An inspiring quote from an awesome movie, Divergent to close the day: "Fear doesn't shut you down, it wakes you up" - Veronica Roth

March 10, 2014

Yellow Power

Here's a little throwback of the previous " fashion movement " event : Indonesia Fashion Week

It took some courage for me to finally be able to wear yellow out. And as the result, I have no regrets! I love the fact that a simple yellow sweater could actually steal so many eyes. .. the power of yellow. I didn't want to clash too many things, just wanted to keep the look minimalist yet edgy. The skirt was actually a dress, my mom's dress to be exact. The color palette i chose only contains 3 main colors; shades of yellow (including gold), black and white. Turns out they work well together. 

How creativity could change unused wires& computer parts into a piece of art.

When fashion meets contemporary art. 
I have always loved beautiful dreamy gowns and the ones from Gabriel Lage just amazes me! I kept on choosing my fav ones the whole show and it turned out that I loved them all.

With Miss Armadina!! A.k.a the fashion journalist A.k.a the gifted girl behind the "ABG Dibalik Runway" book. Or just a.k.a my campus buddy!

Vintage thrifted sweater // Vintage Chanel black long dress // Picnic wedges // Unbranded patterned legging // DIY ethnic clutch // Danse black edgy necklace (coming soon)



Well it turned out that I didn't review any collections from the fashion show... I wanted to share the whole surrounding atmosphere rather than the show itself. Well to be more precise,  from my angle of view.
Fashion weeks are fun, but only when you have a friend with you to actually talk and critic on everything. Because it's somehow hard to enjoy a piece of art in silence.  Whether you need to speak up to show how you are amazed with it, or actually giving out critics.

Oh ya, we also had an after party.... NOT.
But I really enjoyed the sate padang! ! :9

Btw, I, Sabila Anata finally has an.... instagram!! Hahaha mind to stop for a visit HERE :)

February 28, 2014

A 24h promising partner


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A day starts once you open your eyes. A couple of choices are ready to be chosen. Either you’ll close your eyes again and let laziness take over the day, or get up and conquer the world. I chose the 2nd one.

Conquering the world means defeating your biggest fear, getting out of your comfort zone,and let passion be your main motivation. Goals are ready to be achieved starting from today, the challenge is on. 


As i look into my to do list today, it’s going to be a long one, a productive one, yet a tiring one. Air conditionered indoor & sun exposured outdoor areas are the playground to my activities, getting dried up skin from the cold AC then sweating from the beaming sun are a continuously rythm, and dirtied up by pollution is the fight. It’s tough, but that’s just how i conquer the world, in my way.


I somehow realize that these activities have its own dark side, the side effects. Not in a mental way, but causing some damage to the physical appearance. Once a girl stays a girl, so conquering the world didn’t mean you have to damage yourself, right? I usually won’t let anything go in my way, but when it comes to my ladylike side, i have to do something about it. But it’s not just about the appearance, but also health. 


My mind took me back to some golden words my mom always said to me, that no matter how strong you tend to be and no matter how big your ambition is to reach your dreams, never set aside the true lady in you. This goes for the feminine personality, but mainly for physical appearance. So in that case i chose something to protect me and be my partner in the journey to achieve my dreams, a partner that can always be there for me 24H while facing all the challenges, and a partner that will always keep me in comfort and physically great. So that’s why i chose Marina Natural 24h to be my genuine partner. What’s so special about it is that it works like wonder on scaly, dehydrated skin that feels rough and looks unattractive, and just turn it the opposite way! To sufficient my daily needs, i routinely use Marina Natural 24H Protects andCares as i get ready to start the day. I do have some rough skin parts in my body and a situation where my skin gets dry very easily. So putting on Marina Natural lotion is just like having breakfast, a routine that you cannot miss for any reason, or you’ll end up having a bad day. I do have a prinsip that the skin is a living, breathing organ, so if you take care of it, it’ll make you look fantastic. And knowing that i’ll be fully protected from sun exposure because of its sunscreen content, i have no doubt wearing anything! No need to cover up those skin.



My day starts in the morning where sun exposure is not the main concern, but pollution is. Using the public transportation means getting pollution exposure all over your body & also the stuffy atmosphere from Jakarta’s morning hectic hours’ crowd that makes your skin feel disgustingly gooey.  But my partner Marina Natural 24h protected me, my skin didn’t feel gooey at all. It still feels silky and comforting in a way.  There are some conditions when you start to smell smelly smells inside the public transportation, and trust me, it’s horrible. I got out of the condition by just closing my nose with my hands, that have a very nice scent from the Marina Natural. I was saved!



Once the pollution war is over, my skin gets a little treat by the coolness of the room in class. I know how air conditioner could easily damage your skin after it is exposed in a hot air temperature, but it didn’t occur to me because it was still greatly moist and soft, even when i stayed hours in class. But i did have a new habit. There are times when your brain payed close attention to something that your hands just somehow do uncontrolled things without you really realizing it. Well that’s my new habit, and in this case, as i pay attention to class my hand just somehow likes to touch and gently rub my skin feeling its softness. Weird, but i just enjoy the feel of its soft creamy texture! It seems that this is a way for me to concentrate... 


Then off to another activity in the afternoon which is an outdoor photoshoot, one of the funnest activities i’m so passionate about! Doing photoshoots is a complete package, because i get to explore myself in so many fields, in fashion, modelling, photography, creative directing, and also design editting skills.  But this time of the day is where the sun is just right on top of your head beaming so hot that sometimes i couldn’t stand the heat. It does worry me at some times , wondering how much damage will sun radiation do to my skin. Because when it comes to sun exposure, however, what you can't see will hurt you. But on the other hand  i didn’t worry a bit because i know that the Marina Natural 24H Protects and Cares 
 acts like a very thin bulletproof vest stopping the sun UV  before they can reach the skin and inflict damage. And i do love how my skin glows under the sun! I didn’t use the Marina Natural 24h Smooth & Glow, but amazingly the protects & cares has almost the same benefits like it and works just as same. I guess there’s no need to do much photoshop edittings :p


Before choosing Marina Natural 24H Protects and Cares as my lotion day starter, i did have a dilemma between choosing it with Marina Natural 24h Rich Moisturizing, because i oftenly do indoor & outdoor activities in a day which causes me to have dry skin. But i did notice how fatal the impacts are of sun radiation to the skin, so i finally chose the one that could protect me from it. Afterall, the Protects and Cares still keep my skin moist and prevents it to get dried, so that makes me still have 24h beautiful skin! So off to another activity indoors. I regularly have traditional dance practice in the evening. I am preparing for a cultural mission project that i am so excited and proud about, that i can bring & introduce Indonesia’s rich culture worldwide! On the other hand i couldn’t lie that i do get tired, but the gentle texture and the sweet smell of the lotion could somehow boost up my mood and by the end of the day could make me feel more relaxed and reduce stress from a tiring day.


The day finally ends as i get back home using the commuter line (the train). The train station from campus to my house is only 3 stations away, which makes things easier. After every bath, i always have to apply lotion or else my skin will feel dry & rough. But to close the day, i used a different type of Marina lotion, and my pick goes to the Marina Natural 24h Nourished & Healthy. That is because after a very long day, it’s time to do a little treatment to the skin and leave it for the night. It’s always a good feeling waking up in the morning having soft & healthy skin. I sometimes think that this whole thing feels like magic, but i’m very certain that it has a rational explanation. Like its content of natural nutrient complex from almond and vitamin E that keeps the skin healthy. A quote once said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, well in this case, applying Marina Natural routinely keeps the body salon & skin doctor away! When they meant 24 hours, literally they really mean it. 24h moisturizing the skin and keeps it in comfort the whole day!


I survived today, and i might as well survive tomorrow, the day after it, and so on. Today is a stepping stone to conquer the world, to achieve my dreams. I’m glad that i have a well promising partner with me that can protect me in a way, the Marina Natural 24h. I might have my mind set to achieve high and long termed goals, but i do enjoy the little things that happened along the way. Marina Natural helps me relax and appreciate the simple comforts of life with its sweet scent & smoothing texture, that could literally change a bad day around. 


It’s time to close my eyes again to end the day, and get ready to open it back the next day.  But everyday is a new challenge, just like Marina 24h beauty challenge, how marina natural can make you ready to face the challenge of 24h beautiful skin.