April 28, 2014


You have been waiting all your life. You use your patience to stay fine
Time moves on as you prepare. To tell yourself be reasonable
 Then come the times you can't foresee. You cannot leave, you can't release
To keep you far from those dreams. Ignoring the right times, oh waiting was my life

For now it's too late and you may not wait. And things that I have yet to know
Vanish before they're complete. I may turn around to see if you're still there
But as for now, it's just not safe. Maybe you'll wait for me, maybe you're gone

You've been preparing all your life. And you've had some trouble getting it right
And you try to tell yourself. It may work as it should
 But something good can do much harm. And good may kill for your embrace
To keep you far from those dreams. You know you cannot dream, I'm stuck for now, it seems

For now it's too late and you may not wait. And things that I have yet to know
Vanish before they're complete. I may turn around to see if you're still there
But as for now, it's just not safe. Maybe you'll wait for me, maybe you're gone
(Sondre Lerche)

 Gothie Gaurie Bracelet (customized as necklace)

April 26, 2014


Another bright local brand's ready to wear collection are brought by 8Eri the label. The bamboo has inspired the designer Eridani to make the urban collection that is very chic and edgy even though in loose outfits. Some drapery and color-block are seen in this collection.

April 24, 2014


      "If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living."       - Unknown

A friend once had ever said on her instagram that time is what we want most, but what we use worst. It is true. It is like saying "we will have a diet today" but we keep procrastinating in action until we realize that we just waste the time away. That time we will start to say "why didn't I start yesterday, last week, last month etc?". 
You have your time now. So do I. The time to make a better life, to pursue the dream. Some of my college friends are in internship now. They choose to use their time to work while in a long time waiting to be replaced (we are bounded with a job contract, including me). As I watch them (I'm a socmed geek), some of them like their jobs, the rest just do that because of 'survival' mode. But the other friends choose to enjoy 'the holiday' and do things they like. I am the third type beyond all. I want to do what I love and I am willing to make it as my professional job.
Making that dream comes true, of course, is not easy. Doing that means I have to break the boundaries, be responsible of the risk, and be dare to fall if it fails. The other challenge also comes along from inside me. The freaking thoughts like "how if I can't make it?" or "I already try it once and it fails. Do I insanely want to make the same mistake twice?" are coming anytime. The most important thing to do is to ensure my parents so they can bless what I do. 
Well, whatsoever. People break the limits (in a positive way) to make their dream comes true. People quit their precious job to make the awesome Georgetown Cupcake or to gain the title of Masterchef. It is risky and I am scared. But I will never know how to fly unless I'm brave enough to fall.
Wish me luck. 

April 22, 2014


"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works."
Steve Jobs

Do you remember the time when I talk about my sketchbook? Yup, I used it to write down my inspiration in my head. I actually love something classic like drawing on a paper more than in my phone’s note application. And here’s my sketchbook, it is almost fulfilled by my sketches. Some of the pages are the idea of Mambruk Viktoria (design inspiration for Amica fashiondesigner competition). Pardon my bad sketch :)

April 20, 2014



That night, Billy Tjong –collaborated with Bvlgari– participated in the Bazaar Bridal Week 2014 at Ritz-Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta. 20 sets of wedding gown and 2 suits had shown off at the stage. Carrying the theme of “Paint My Love”, Billy Tjong was inspired by the romanticism of popular romantic painting in 17th & 18th centuries. The romance nuance was spread by the emergence of the white gowns, especially the one having big ball gown and the only red ball gown. For the short gowns, I felt the feminine and playful look by making the color-block dress and asymmetry skirt in the dress itself. The look of model became prettier that night wearing Bvlgari jewelry.

Billy Tjong himself

April 6, 2014


That night, Sapto Djojokartiko participated in "Emerald" Grand Wedding Exhibition at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta. He showed his latest bridal gowns collection under the label of Saptodjojokartiko Bride. Feminine, elegant and graceful impressions were radiated aloud. The cutting was still like Sapto Djojokartiko's usual style like his typical of layers and ruffles over some dresses also the cheongsam collars (and don't forget the mask in the end of show) with 3D embellishment, sparkling glitters, lace, and etc. Drapery, see-through and sexy backless cut-out were also the parts of the collection. The main color was dominated by the pastel color even though in the end the audience was surprised by the emergence of black gown dress. Beautiful collection!

photo by: Lucca Yoga / text & photo editing by Marsela Christie