November 29, 2013


       Firstable, I want to say HAPPY BELATED 40th BIRTHDAY to my favorite TImberland yellow boots. If the yellow boots were human being, they might be the grown-up men who surely had many experiences in their life. The same story goes to the iconic yellow boots’ experiences. The boots have already traveled around the world and affected so many people’s life in different decades and trends. Since the introducing in early 1973 by Sidney Swartz in USA, the Timberland waterproof leather boots were going more and more famous in Europe and Asia until now. The iconic boots also bring the timeless influence to Indonesia as well. The fan from Indonesia should not be worry because Timberland is now available in our beloved country. Beside at Senayan City, Lotte Shopping Avenue, Timberland’s store also located at Plaza Indonesia, that just held the grand opening in October 2013.

the opening ceremony at Plaza Indonesia
(picture taken from Timberland's facebook page)

       The journey of the yellow boots doesn’t end up at the store, but keeps continuing on how they’re being treated by the owner, especially the way the owner wear them. I believe that the reason why these yellow boots keep surviving in the fashion industry in that long period is all about the classic nuance inside the shoes themselves. As you know, the classic element can be either good or worse to your appearance. It is not an easy job to bring the classic thing in your look. You can’t put everything in your body, in spite of mixing & matching the yellow boots is easy. It can be boring if the styling goes wrong.
      The yellow boots better have to be paired with the current trends (and of course your personal style!). I mean, if you were living in 60s, you could not have a better look with your yellow boots than pairing them with 60’s hottest item such as very above-knee-length and sleeveless A-line dress, bright & light outfits, hair bow, henceforward. Talking about to the now “it” trend, I can’t agree more about what Grazia UK wrote about the hippiest spring-summer 2014 trend. It is all about floral, fondant shades, sheer, shiny, 90’s-alike logo, pleats, and new silhouette elements. I already pick which boots to which trends to combine. Let's breakdown them all!

      Let’s play with digital printing motive with your TImberland yellow boots! Just simply pick the Waterproof Nellie Chukka Double boots. Pair them with your printed top with your floral skirts. Neutralize the look with some “safe” goodies like black hat and bag, also brown watch from Timberland. Add unique necklace to perfect your look. Lift your head and walk confidently. Remember that the yellow boots surely lead your feet to a good day!

       Who says that yellow boots can’t show your feminine side? Pick the Earthkeepers Meriden Lined Fold-Down Boot! The fur is so cute! Wearing this Earthkeepers collection means that you can also save the mother earth simultaneously because it is made from the recycled material alias eco-friendly. Anyway, the boots can be paired with fondant-colored outfit that looks much sweeter than candies. Pull out your sweet and soft pink coat from wardrobe, mix it with Timberland’s scoop neck lake scene t-shirt. Since the rain season starts coming, wearing the purple shade scarf and beanie from Timberland is certainly not a mistake. You know that everyone, the street-stylers, all of them are crazy about beanie nowadays. Match them all with other colors, silver bag and soft brown Timberland’s wool pants.

       Other sweet yellow boots from Timberland are Authentic Roll-Top Boots which have such a sweet polka dot detail. If you want to bring the feminine side to another level, you have to try this look with these boots. A green-black-brown tee mixed with the latest trend of transparency, a see-thru embellished dress. Add the spiky gold bracelets to add stronger look and head wrap for the contrast side: the feminine & bohemian look. A tropical paradise tote bag has so much energy here, you’re just simply being the center of attention. Totally falling in love with this look!!

       Aside from classic and timeless, the unisex yellow boots have a casual, edgy, and sporty style. I think 14-inch Premium Waterproof Boots are reflecting those sides. The boots just add the unusual and the-center-of-attention look. Let’s try the boots with Korea’s street-style, which I often see in the latest Korean drama. Matching white Shanghai logo top with star-printed pants is easily casual. Add the Earthkeepers Fleece-Lined 2-in-1 Parka to complete your casual look. You can wear white necklace too. More logo, yes? Earthkeepers Organic Cotton Baseball Cap and logo textile bag can’t be a mistake.

       Ha, I just realized that Rihanna’s song whispers a trend in fashion world. Brace yourself and wear this shine yet futuristic look. Timberland’s 6-inch Premium Waterproof Boots are ready to rock your appearance. You can elevate your sporty look, by wearing shiny tee and skirt. Well well well… I clearly can see Maria Sharapova wears them. Haha! Wear your other shiny accessories to complete with. Silver pouch, Timberland’s Radler Performance Watch and Earthkeepers Fringed Eternity scarf from Timberland are the perfect choices. Break the color shade with Benton Waterproof Shell Jacket. Still feel too shiny? 

       The granny’s outfit is back to town! Yup, it is pleat! Don’t be fooled. It is very tricky to wear pleats. Just don’t wear anything that can make you older than your grandma. Oops! Hihi. What is better than the Earthkeepers Brookton 6-Inch Classic Boot Timberland to start the mix and match? They are so gorgeous to be paired with the short pink pleat skirt. How about the idea of putting on a checked shirt? Of course, you can wear some tank top or t-shirt inside so you can tie up the t-shirt around your hip whenever you want. Add the bold Earthkeepers Wingate Leather Shopping Bag, Campton Multifunctional Watch, also the Reversible  Knit Slouchy Beany to your look. It smells like a bit of masculine here but still effortlessly stylish.

       I’m thinking of what new silhouette that is happening now and finding out that asymmetry skirt perhaps can answer the question. The asymmetry skirt is so easy to be paired with other clothing, especially our favorite Authentics Roll-Top Boots. Put on the blue soccer top and let the bold color dominates the look. Pick the army tote bag and Timberland’s Fayston Outdoor Watch which have different blocking color. Don't forget to rich your look with a sparkling gold necklace!

       So, how’s the styling? I hope it works for you. Enjoy your journey with Timberland’s yellow boots! Happy mix and match!!

November 26, 2013


          Welcome back to my blog. This time I’ll show you the unrevealed photos of my project that you know as “A Lonely Day”.  You also can see the behind the scene photos below. Just sit neatly and enjoy!


some random kids just accrossed our set :)

November 25, 2013


       Pertukaran budaya menjadi tantangan tersendiri bagi Albert Yanuar dan Lee Suk Tae, dua desainer pada ajang Jakarta Fashion Week 2014 yang lalu. Albert Yanuar mengambil inspirasi budaya Korea sedangkan Lee Suk Tae dengan lini Kaal E. Suktae-nya menggunakan inspirasi budaya Indonesia. Pertunjukkan ini merupakan bagian dari perayaan 40 tahun hubungan diplomatik antara Indonesia dengan Korea.


       Albert Yanuar mengambil inspirasi bunga teratai yang merupakan simbol apresiasi masyarakat Korea terhadap alam semesta. Selain itu, Albert juga menggunakan desain huruf tradisional Korea, Hangul, karya desainer Lie Sang Bong dalam karyanya. Inspirasi tersebut diterjemahkan dengan garis desain feminim dan romantik pada setiap potong busana. Apalagi yang sangat ditunggu-ditunggu dalam pertunjukkan seorang Albert Yanuar jika bukan transformasi busananya? Ya, beberapa busananya bertransformasi dengan cantik. Misalnya saja, busana koktail yang berubah menjadi gaun panjang yang memesona, juga bawahan dress yang menjelma menjadi sebuah cape dengan motif cetak Hangul. Ditemui seusai pertunjukkan mode bertajuk “Enlightenment” itu, Albert Yanuar menuturkan bahwa transformasi-transformasi tersebut masih terus dikembangkan dan diimprovisasi. Well, saya jadi tidak sabar menunggu busana-busana transformasi karya Albert Yanuar selanjutnya. Bagaimana dengan Anda?

transformasi busana bawahan menjadi cape
bolero dua warna dalam satu kesatuan
transformasi gaun panjang putih menjadi bermotif cetak Hangul
cocktail dress menjadi long dress


     Penggunaan tenun dan ikat memang merupakan material baru bagi desainer Korea, Lee Suk Tae. Namun, berkat tangan dinginnya, ia berhasil membuat sederetan busana dengan desain struktural yang modern-kontemporer serta ­avant-garde ini. Lee Suk Tae juga menambahkan elemen cetak digital serta material leather. Kesan futuristik dan edgy tampil dalam potongan serta warna putih dan hitam dalam busananya.

Lee Suk Tae (kaus putih) dan Albert Yanuar (kemeja putih) seusai final walk bersama