August 8, 2012


          Before I start to write this post, I just wanna say... Happy birthday my lovely mommy! I love you so much! By the way, at this time I make an unusual mix and match. What kind of that mix and match? I was inspired by Indonesia's traditional material. I'm amazed by its wonderful motif and color. I always try to make it chic in my style in sketch. I also give the explanation of each material I used below. Curious? Check it out!

Songket Lombok
        Reknown as a material that has structural color and motif in making, songket is spreaded over Indonesia especially in Lombok island - Nusa Tenggara Barat. Since VII century, Lombok people have been planting cotton and making some weaving material such as usap, umbak and songket material. Each of materials has its own utility at local traditional ceremony. Weaving songket itself has been a hereditary tradition for women at Desa Sukarara, Lombok-where belongs to the center of songket making. They make songket with a very simple weaving equipment-alat tenun gendong-and produce sarung material, belt (sashes), and scarf made from silk thread and bright cotton.The motif is traditional in floral and geometry shape. The simplest motif is roset motif that stacked regularly, zigzag or triangle on plain or plaid background.
          Making songket is not an easy job. It is because songket has approximately 200 or more motives which have to be strongly remembered by the weaver. It is a must too to have perseverance, patience and high artistic taste in making songket.To make it easy, some of the weavers saves a few of example songket motif to show to the customer for order.
          As you can see, I turn the red zigzag songket into a pretty jumpsuit. I have to admit that the real songket is more beautiful than songket in the picture. At least, I give you a depiction of the motif.

Batik Bogor Kujang Kijang 
       Bogor, a city that is famous by the tourist with its Tajur bag, makaroni bakar (grilled macaroni), asinan or apple pie, and Kebun Raya Bogor starts to develop Batik Bogor. In fact, batik in Bogor has been existed hundred years ago since Rakean Darmasiksa (1175-1927) ruled Sunda Kingdom. Batik Bogor modern motives which are being the characters of Bogor are kujang motif, Rafflesia Arnoldi flower, lotus and even Bogor palace picture. But the preferential one is Kujang Kijang. These motives are inspired by West Java's traditional weapon, Kujang. Kijang (deer) is one of Bogor's icon in Bogor Palace. Batik Bogor itself is developed by a Yogyakarta man named Siswaya (with his friend's help) who lives in Bogor for 25 years and dedicates himself to Bogor especially in Batik Bogor developing. To support the continuity of newly born Batik Bogor's life, the local government make an obligation to the private or public workers and students to wear the Batik Bogor's uniform.
          Anyway, can you see the deer? :)

Tribal Headband and Ulap Doyo Shoes
          Tribal headband is made from a circled braid added with fur while the shoes is made from Ulap Doyo material. Ulap Doyo is Kalimantan's traditional material from suku Dayak Benuaq. This material is made from plant fiber that is similar as pandan, tanaman doyo (Curculigo latifolia). I emphasize you that the real Ulap Doyo material is more beautiful than in the picture. :)


Yulie Kendra said...

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Minna said...

Nice designs!

Tie Bow-tie said...

great post!

Anisacrament said...

amazing sketch!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your comment!
I just followed you!
I wait for you to make the same.

BBella said...

im following you now :))

xx BBella

. said...

hiya... thank u for checking out my blog and the lovely comment. following u now via GFC... its always a pleasure to discover new blogs as there is always something new to learn... hope u follow back..


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Suvarna Gold said...

thx for the comment cutie

OPInionated said...

Beautiful colours and wonderful design!

Hina Naz said...

awesome :)
lovely blog.
Following your blog. follower#73

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Renae said...

Very artistic post! marvelous! yes I just joined your site just now. Please follow me, too. I'm old but my style is young... lol

Pao said...

Marsela, you have a lovely blog! I love the illustrations!
Of course I will love to follow each other :)
Im already following you, I'll wait your follow!


Veronica Delarge said...

Hello :o) Lovely blog and pics :) I am new follower, can you pls follow me back?


Sarah said...

I bet the colors and textures in this outfit would be AMAZING in real life!

livewithstyle-ewa said...

so cute...great post
sure lets follow each other
following, follow back?
xoxo Ewa

Katarina | DARE 2 WEAR said...

Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you :)
I hope you follow back now :)

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Hope u follow back :D :D
A lot of kisses, honey.

Marla said...

You sketched this?!!? What talent my dear and I love when prints are worn together too. Looks so trendy. I'm following you on GFC xx


ZADIN said...

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Of course I agree with following each other.
I'm following you via bloglovin and GFC.

Maria Flicka said...

Happy birthday to your mom, and wowww...amazing sketch! You're really talented, I love it, it's beautiful, you'll be a great fashion designer! You have a nice blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin’? I promise I’ll follow you back<3


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Jacynta Walsh said...

happy b-day to your mum! yay!
and i really like your drawing! i love the colour combination you had put together

and i would love to follow each other! im now following you! i hope you remember to follow me in return :D

TomorrowlandLady said...

Great. I really love it :)

-nice blog, follow each ?

Aline said...

thanks for visit my blog ... i lovely post.
Sorry, but my english is no good ... but ... i try :)
I follow u!

Estilo Hedónico said...

Thank you for your lovely comment!!! I follow you now through GFC and Bloglovin!!!


Anmari ish said...

hey dear, thank you for dropping by my blog!
great post, very interesting information. now following you. hope you can follow back :)

| miss rhea | said...

yes sure we can follow each others. i love your batik and songket style :D

followed you, now its your turn :p

Jacob Casem said...

Love the design ! :) btw, thank you for visiting my blog site, already followed yours ! Now its your turn =D

Joshua Christian said...

Amazing creation! I never knew tradional clothes could be mixed this cool, well done (:

Maria Flicka said...

Thank you so much for stopping by & following!!!! I’m following you back now on GFC :)
If you're interested in following each other on bloglovin, if you do, let me know, so I can follow you back! it's really easier to keep in touch<3


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Gelianne Alba said...

nice design! very talented indeed. cute blog too!

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wow, great drawings!
following you now on gfc :) please visit my blog and see if you want to follow me too, i think you'll like some of my outfits! :)

suryanovic said...

your design is so awasaaam. it's so kewl to combine batik and songket there. btw, thanks for visiting my blog and dropping a comment there. well, I've followed u. follow me back may be? =)

visit! follow!

circleofchaos said...

Nice post. Thanks,for your comment.
Of course we can follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC.
Do you start with the follow??? ;-)

Ana said...

Very nice :)

CMOS said...

wow super:)

Gabriele V. said...

I follow your blog with blogger and bloglovin, now it is your turn! :>

Diana (double-ganger) said...

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TINA said...

Great blog! Thank you for the sweet comment! Following you! Hope you can follow back!

Pamela said...

Amazing drawings, love them all!
Btw, thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. I just followed you on GFC, hope you did the same! And if you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know if you do through a comment or a post on my facebook page and I'll definately follow you back!

Have a lovely day,


Felicia Tan said...

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N said...

AWESOME!!!!so creative!!! love it:)))following you :)would you like to follow me back?:)

Fashion by Anita said...

So creative!

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sabrina maida said...

woooow cool posting !! this really cool sketch and batik always nice and elegant.. btw kaka designer atau apa yaa?? di postingan sebelumnya juga ngepost banyak sketch baju.hihih and wanna following each other?

Living, Learning, Eating said...

That's a fun look and I like how you put thought into the background! Keep sketching! Let me know if you GFC follow me and I'll follow you back :)


Claudia Paez said...

Wow this is awesome!! You have such talent :) Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I am glad we share the same dream! One day it'll happen, you'll see...

I am now following you on GFC and Bloglovin!
Thanks again for the comment and best wishes to you and your blog! Keep in touch :)


Living, Learning, Eating said...

Thanks for following, I followed you back!


Mom Fashion World said...

I like batik, i like the explosion of colors.

P.S. Thank you for your comment, sweetie!
Sure we can follow each other, Let me know
so I can follow you back.

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Melanee said...

cool post! thanks for stopping by my blog! following youi now via GFC and hope you want to follow back! =)


ChristinaFrankie said...

wow awesome pictures

I really like this posts, maybe will be followers ? :)

Carla Sanz said...

sure we can follow each other :)... i like the mix!

Veronica Yudina said...

Amazing blog! Really love it!))
Following you now)) Maybe we can follow each other, dear?

Alee R. said...

such a darling you are! am following you via GFC and Bloglovin! do follow me back:)

xoxo, Alee

Frontrow said...

You are incredibly talented dear! Keep it up!

Great blog: I'm your new follower <3

Lots of love; Pauline

Olga Choi said...

I love how you work with colors and patterns~!

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Jessica said...

aw i hope your mom has a great birthday! i love the sketch it looks so vibrant!


Becca said...

I love the illustration, its beautiful!

Karina Dinda R. said...

Lovely sketch! You have a great blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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Saritschka said...

Thanks dear!
What a great sketch, I love the pattern and colors!

Sure I wanna follow each other! :) I'm following now and am waiting for you!

Xx, Saritschka.

Kate Rooney said...

Hello lovely!

Thankyou so so so so much for the lovely comment on my blog - STYLECOKE I really genuinely appreciate the time everyone takes, to read my blog, to see what I'm doing and to just have a look :)

I am of course following your blog! I absolutely love your style, it literally oozes out of you, such pretty pictures too :)

Hope that you have had a lovely weekend, can't wait to check out your blog soon!

Much love,
Kate xxxx


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Anneka said...

Great sketches! I really like batik fabric, being half-Malaysian, but I can never bring myself to wear it - it reminds me too much of my grandma wearing her around-the-house sarong! Do you ever wear it, I would love to see how!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Amazing post. Your blog is great. I totally love it!!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Wowwww great sketches!!! I love them!
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. said...

hiya, nice sketches! following u now via GFC. hope u follow back

Rose Mode said...

I love the sketches you are very talented. Do you want to be a fashion designer?

RaeAbigael said...

I love it! you're so creative :)
Thank you so much for the visit on my blog.
yeah sure, i'd love to follow each other but you do it first dear then let me know when you're done and i'll do the same Ü


Lya Amalia said...

love it,love your design :D

Would you like to follow each other? :)
I'm already following you. Please follow me back! :)

Robots in Trouble said...

oh wow... so this is batik. anyway, i'm a new follower!

Marella said...


Kayleigh said...

Happy belated Birthday to your mother too :) Wow your fashion illusrtations are incredible,I love to do illustrations too!
The colours are so bright,bold and vivid,the make up is incredible and the clothes patterns are so fun mix and matching the patterns.

Thanks so much for checking out my blog and for the sweet comment,following your fab blog for some more fabulous designs and drawings x
Hope you had a wonderful weekend x

fashion BOOM said...

thank for your com on my blog
just start to following you ,hope you follow back ,keep in touch

Sekar Atmahayu said...

Indonesian pattern always good looking on everything. :D
this post really inspiring dear.

mind to follow each other? :D

Nicky said...

oh yes i follow you :)
Hope you follow back
Soon ^^

Lily Fatimah said...

you're my new inspiration sistaa..
an honour if you follow me back.. :)