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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 20, 2014

A game of monochrome.

We've all felt the neon & pastels euphoria in certain times when it becomes a hitting trend in the fashion industry. Dozens followed, but also dozens ignored it. Not all people have the courage and confidence to use the color. So that's why we always come back to the everlasting and timeless color, black and white. No one has ever had problems being in these colors, because it gives a comforting and confidenting kind of feeling. No wonder its glory never fades.  You could dress up as anything with anykind of style with it. There are no boundaries nor lines. What's fun about it is that whatever accessory color you insert in a dominant black & white look, it'll stand out. And that's what i always love doing, matching neon or metallic accessories in this typical kind of look! It makes the whole look alive by wearing accessories in other colors, so the look won't look too boring if you do want to create more variations to it.  When i go to special events like parties, weddings, or shows, i always see people dressed up elegantly and beautifully in today's modern style trends, and black or white has always been people's "safe" choice. But i imagined something different, what if people dressed up a little back through time to special occassions like parties or weddings in black & white. We don't need to go too far back to the 20s, but just going back through the 80s and 90s. The iconic look back then still fits in without making you look weird in front of many people's eyes. Infact, some people will see it as something creative. Let's try it!






When you want to pull off a vintage look, white lace will never go wrong. That's why i wanted the lace top to be the main character of this whole look by pairing it up with all black, while the peterpan collar necklace completed this preppy 80s inspired look. I brought in a little hinch of neon from the necklace to make this look looks funner. 





When i think of grunge, i imagine it as a rebel. But you can still be well dressed in a rebel way. The key items of this era that i brought into this look are tartan prints, leather jacket, and metallic details. The metallic details itself are from the accessories. So you could always wear a long dress but still be grungy. 


A girl can live with only a few pieces of black or white clothes because of its flexibility when paired with anything. I only have a few black & white cloth that i wear oftenly, but with so many different styles. But i do get faced with some problems where yellow stain or white marks start to appear on the armpit area. It really ruined the appearance of the top and also the look. So i figured out some ways to prevent something like that to happen again, like always use whitening for white clothes, scrub the armpit area correctly, and use the right deodorant. A deodorant like Rexona Invisible Dry would be the right pick! Because it protects your clothes from yellow stain and white marks, so you don't need to worry  about a thing anymore.  Here i want to challenge you by creating your very own creative style by joining Rexona's photo contest HERE or  HERE !
 Goodluck!


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 :)