June 28, 2014

BIYAN ANNUAL SHOW S/S 2015



      June 17th 2014 was a magical day, not really surprisingly, for myself. With my two best friends, I had my chance to see the annual Biyan's show at Mulia Hotel, Jakarta. Around 8 p.m., I and Lucca entered the ballroom and looked for our seat, except for Fahmy sitting in the photographer area. Thanks to the good-looking ushers who really helped us because the show seemed to have uncountable seats. We sat neatly and looked around the stage ornaments. The tiny green leaves lamps in a big nest were shining not too bright, only dim. We looked down to the latest Biyan look book laid in each seat with a goodie bag by IOMA, a beauty company who supported the show that night.
     Chrysanthemum or Seruni (in bahasa Indonesia) is the main inspiration for the designer, Biyan Wanaatmadja. The flower portrayed the harmonic contrast, like feminine and masculine, in unity. Chrysanthemum which is also believed by Japanese as life and eternity symbol modified with Japanese's pop art character and the local Sumba-Nusa Tenggara Timur's tribal motif. Other motives used in this show were storks and some circles made by beautiful gems.
      What I love about this collection is beyond the words. The collection itself from year to year always brings the strong identity but it still moves with the theme rhyme. The dominant specialty of Biyan label is not only the glam and luxurious design but also the awesome printing textile which makes us flabbergasted. In addition, the 3d flower and embellishment are always riveting, particularly to this Chrysanthemum collection. Even the bright-colored and the crowded dresses in the middle of the show broke the coldness of the soft color palette. And the stork motif in the dresses? It is like the best embellishment I've ever seen from Indonesian designer in entire year so far. I'm lost of words.

photographed by Fahmy Haryandi, edited by yours truly :)

June 27, 2014

WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME

 

Hot summer days, rock and roll,
the way you'd play for me at your show.
And all the ways I got to know,
your pretty face and electric soul.

        You are the real world I live in where the pretty beach, the crystal sand, the sunset, the coconut tree, the sound of the sea wave and the other seen thing are synchronized to each other.
 I am scared to entirely escape from you and enter the dream world I believe in. 
But I am so sorry that I have to go.
I can't get back to you but I don't hate you.

Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?
Will you still love me when I've got nothing but my aching soul?
I know you will,
I know that you will.

It gets deeper and I don't know how to dive.

I don't have swimming tools.
I am afraid of the coldness of the sea.
 I can swim but I can't go deeper without any help or if I insist to I may die, or have temporarily coma if I am lucky enough.
I only can sit in the seaside and looking at the sea and wonder what treasure that awaits me deep down there.

Maybe Flying Dutchman's gold is not there but only the mermaids, seahorse, pretty coral and hidden place with magical scenery where I can stay at.
There will be bad thing too down there but I know I won't touch it.
I know the treasure maybe very precious hence it scares me so bad. 

(some lyrics by Lana Del Rey)  

June 26, 2014

16 TBDRESS' BEST DRESSES

      Hello guys, as you know, Jakarta now has Jakarta Great Sale event where stores at mall make discounts everywhere. I really want to go there but the big malls are far away from home. In order to get my wanted stuffs instantly, I do browse some clothing line labels online, including TBdress site: www.tbdress.com. I browse their women dresses collection and find my favorites here (and claim them as some of the best dresses from TBDress hehehe). Let’s check them out!

      This collage above provides six dresses I love the most, the ones which look classy and elegant. The first picture is the way so Victoria Beckham's design, right? Hahaha… It is so elegant and can be worn both in formal and informal events. I prefer the brown and black color than the other one so I stick it here. The other classy dresses go to the black and white dresses in the second and third pictures. The big motives in those dresses are the most safe choice for curvy body. So does fifth dress. Besides the body con dresses, the fourth blue maxi dress is the alternative to get elegant look. I fall in love too with this sixth picture of off-shoulder fuchsia dress.


      Wearing something old school? Why not? It is all about how you choose the stuff itself carefully and to mix and match it with the right thing. Choose one old school dress with a modern or chic touch like one of those dresses above. You can wear pointy heels to complement the look, or just ankle boots :) My favorites are the dress number 1 and 3. I love the white accent on collar and sleeves. Pretty geeks :) Number 2 dress is very classic like what the 70-80s women wear… lol. For boho style, number 4 dress is a good one to have.

      I love to see woman wearing this kind of young and fun dress. Besides flaunting the flawless legs skin, the dress also brings the playful look. TBDress provides three options of this kind of dress such as the red lips, the birds, and my favorite floral patterns. Having not much different fun look from that short flared-skirt dress, the maxi dress also can be looked so dynamic as long as it is bold. Looked at that sixth picture with the blue based color and white birds, isn’t it magical? It is so calm yet stealing many attentions. So does the fifth dress in more crowd pattern and brighter color version. The fourth dress is elegant but fun at the same time, that’s why I put it in this dynamic collage.
    So, what do you think of my dress pick? Go to the fashion dresses collection of TBDress here http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Women-Dresses-100507/ and find your own favorite dresses!

June 25, 2014

EJFF 2014 - JEMBER FASHION CARNAVAL (1/2)

 

      The world class Jember Fashion Carnaval once again participated at Esmod Jakarta Fashion Festival 2104. The carnaval led by Dynand Fariz brought 'Triangle' as the theme and 'Dynamic in Harmony' as the sub-theme which defined the linkages of three life elements: human, nature, and The Creator. There were ten parades such as Mahabarata, Borobudur, Tambora, Flying, Kite, Phoenix, Wild Deer, Pine Forest, Stalagmite, Apache, and Chemistry.
      Here I brought you closer look to Jember Fashion Carnival which I surely love to shoot them. The costumes, headpieces, and the accessories looked really great. The fully-ornamental face undoubtedly became the major objects for the photographers to get great pictures. The audience also gave a huge ovation in the end of the show.

(to be continued)

June 23, 2014

FACE PART 12


      I was more than happy when somebody put the upper picture of the college in their chatting profile. I directly asked her whether she had the photo of the framed illustration. It was started when somebody of youth group in my church had ordered for an illustration of the soon-to-be married couple. I gave the soft copy of those two in an illustrations then she framed it in a glass. Voila.. they took a picture with the bride and the groom brought the illustration in the reception. P.S: I also played a song "Two Words: I Do" for the groom to walk into the aisle hehehe (I'm thinking to make the song cover, no?).
      I also illustrated three others in this week. The first pic is my old friend, Santy. The second one is my best pal, Yudho (which I give the illustration today for his birthday :)). The third one is the teddy bear, Dean, who is really busy with his internship. Until I write this post, I'm certainly sure that he probably have not seen his illustrated face. He's a really busy boy indeed.

June 21, 2014

EJFF 2014 - ALBERT YANUAR


      One bright young designer, Albert Yanuar, once more participated at Esmod Jakarta Fashion Festival 2014. While in last year, he had brought his bridal collection, this time was a quite different. He brought his new ready-to-wear label, Algarry, which had simpler style, more affordable, and dedicated to woman with contemporary style. Nonetheless, Algarry still had the strict stereotype of mostly Albert Yanuar's design like the super feminine look, the kind of embroidery and the laser cut thing. Algarry also still had the twist like the dress transformation (which I had expected but had no idea in which sequence it would happen). The inspiration of Algarry collection was the friction ridges of human finger so we can see the squiggly lines of the embroidery.

The other after-transformation dress.
Albert Yanuar and his partner

June 20, 2014

TOP 9 RECOMMENDED BIKINIS FROM TBDRESS

      Swimsuit post is not over yet guys. If in the last post, we talked about one-piece swimsuit, now we have the cute bikinis from TBDress. If you prefer to wear bikini than any other kind of swimsuit, you have to see what www.tbdress.com have in their website. They have so many cute and cheap bikini collections for you. Check out some of them in this post!

      Black outfit is the must have clothing in the wardrobe, including for women bikini. Since I like polka dots, bikinis with this pattern never been missed in my list. Moreover, they are in black and white. These kinds of bikinis are timeless even our future granddaughter will be able to wear them too. Hahaha. What I love about those polka dot bikinis from TBDress is they are made with twists, like compared with the stripes top, combined with smaller polka dots pattern, or sewed with some pleats. But if you don’t think that polka dot is not that cute like I do, you still can choose the simplest black bikini ever, like the third picture in the upper. I love how the double strings work which give unique look at once.

      For the girl who prefer a more fun bikini, don’t be worry because TBDress also has a colorful one. There are some cute motives I already picked above which I want to talk about. Firstly, I don’t know that America flag can be as interesting like this bikini pattern so having one is not matter at all. Secondly, for you who have a big-sized hip, I think this red dots bikini is perfect since the bottom covers the hip area. The bikini reminds me to the one which The Notebook’s Allie wears in the beach scene with Noah. Lol. Thirdly, if you like something floral like Hawaii thing, wear this third bikini and you are ready to enjoy the coconut ice and Bali beaches! TBdress has many color options of this bikini, FYI. Fourthly, it doesn’t matter to wear the neon top and stripes bottom at once since it is still fun in summer. Just play the color block game, right? Lastly, I have the snake printed bikini which is indeed very sexy and dazzling.
      What is your favorite one? Or can’t find the perfect bikini for your self yet? Calm down and browse to www.tbdress.com in their bikini collection. Or you can just go to http://www.tbdress.com/Cheap-Bikini-100887/ where you can find cheap bikinis online instantly. *wink wink* Anyway, summer is just started so you still have time to buy any bikini you love. It's time to have a new one(s)! Have a nice day!

June 19, 2014

EJFF 2014 - CYNTHIA TAN


      Cynthia Tan is one of successful alumni from Esmod Jakarta. She had a chance to show off her collection 'de' Medici' at Esmod Jakarta Fashion Festival 2014. Unexpectedly, she brought her collection to the amazing level of mine. The gowns were extravagant with modern smocking, embroidery, white drapery, and some flowers like the first gown worn by the beauty Sandra Dewi.